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How to resolve GPO "Allow all users to install Windows Updates" NOT WORKING. RRS feed

  • Question

  • On a Windows 7 Pro, SP1, 32bit pc, local client, non-AD domain computers.

    Using the built-in administrator account I have enabled the GPO under Computer Configuration, Administrator Templates, Windows Components, Windows Update, "Allow non-administrators to receive update notifications = Enable.

    In Windows Updates, Change Settings, "Who can install updates" = This options has a check mark in it but is greyed out.

    The standard user account still receives elevated permissions prompt when installing Windows Updates.

    I've gone through all published procedures of disabling and re-enabling, elevating and demoting standard user permissions, and creating a new user as admin-then demoting to standard user... all without success.

    Resorting to MSPress published textbooks... any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

    Conclusion

    These laptops are a group of 10 units that were delivered to me with OS and our custom applications installed and cloned to each laptop.

    Concluding there is something wrong with the original install/configuration.

    I've compared these settings to other units I've received in the past and those work just as expected.

    Friday, November 17, 2017 5:32 PM

All replies

  • Hi,
    If you enable or disable the policy, the "Who can install updates" setting will be greyed out.
    Please check if you receive the elevated permissions prompt as following screenshot.

    If yes, according to the policy description, users will not see a User Account Control window and do not need elevated permissions to install these updates, except in the case of updates that contain User Interface , End User License Agreement , or Windows Update setting changes. So if updates contain User Interface , End User License Agreement , or Windows Update setting changes, the User Account Control window will still occur.

    In addition, User Account Control window will also occur when Hide/Restore updates or Cancel an install.
    And if the policy is disable, it will occur as following screenshot.


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    • Edited by Vera Hu Monday, November 20, 2017 6:47 AM
    • Proposed as answer by Vera Hu Tuesday, November 21, 2017 3:15 AM
    Monday, November 20, 2017 6:46 AM
  • Hi, 

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    Wednesday, November 22, 2017 10:21 AM
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    Friday, November 24, 2017 10:00 AM