How to re-enable automatic Office updates? RRS feed

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  • Hi, I can't seem to find a way to enable Office updates across the domain. On the past few computers that I've imaged I've been disabling automatic office updates (that dialog box that pops up when Office is first run) because we were moving to WSUS and I thought I'd handle those at that time. We've since deployed WSUS to some machines and even though I've made sure WSUS is set to handle office updates, it does not seem to want to detect and recommend any Office updates.

    For example on my PC I've had Office updates unchecked and have not updated Office in a while. I'm part of WSUS and WSUS is not recommending updates. I noticed that I unmarked Office for update installation and as such manually re-enabled it within Automatic Updates in Windows and now when I scan for updates (not through WSUS) it finds a bunch of Office updates.

    My question is two-fold:

    1. How do I go about re-enabling Office updates on a domain-wide scale without having to manually go in each workstation and re-enable?

    2. How come WSUS is unable to find/detect Office updates? I've made sure it's marked for detection in product classifications

    Wednesday, July 3, 2013 3:00 PM


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