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Reasons for " Windows Updates. Important updates are available. Go to PC settings to install them " shown on log-on screen & removal RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,
    Why do we get the option "Windows Updates. Important updates are available. Go to PC settings to install them" on the logon screen? Need to remove this option but without altering the update functionality. We are using SCCM for windows update.
    Can you help how to remove it by GPO or any other option for large scale systems (5000+). At present the user cannot install the updates as it has been restricted. Attached the screen shot also.


    • Edited by Sntsh Friday, September 2, 2016 7:38 AM spelling change
    Friday, September 2, 2016 7:37 AM

Answers

  • Hi,

    Yes you can. Those settings are configured in :

    Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Windows Update

    For details of all the settings available please refer to the link:

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-gb/library/dd939933(v=ws.10).aspx

    The exact setting you want depends on what you're trying to do. If you want to disable Windows Update from checking automatically (so you simply do it manually when required) then you'd want to disable the "Configure Automatic Updates" policy. Alternatively, if you want it to check automatically, but not display the prompt for non-administrator users then you can instead enable the "Allow non-administrators to receive update notifications".

    Note, most details you'll see online about this will relate to WSUS. If you're not using WSUS that's fine, you can still use these options you simply leave the WSUS specific settings as Not Configured, for instance "Specify intranet Microsoft Update service location" which will leave it checking from Windows Update.

    Best Regards,

    Tao


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    Monday, September 5, 2016 9:42 AM
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  • Hi,

    Yes you can. Those settings are configured in :

    Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Windows Update

    For details of all the settings available please refer to the link:

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-gb/library/dd939933(v=ws.10).aspx

    The exact setting you want depends on what you're trying to do. If you want to disable Windows Update from checking automatically (so you simply do it manually when required) then you'd want to disable the "Configure Automatic Updates" policy. Alternatively, if you want it to check automatically, but not display the prompt for non-administrator users then you can instead enable the "Allow non-administrators to receive update notifications".

    Note, most details you'll see online about this will relate to WSUS. If you're not using WSUS that's fine, you can still use these options you simply leave the WSUS specific settings as Not Configured, for instance "Specify intranet Microsoft Update service location" which will leave it checking from Windows Update.

    Best Regards,

    Tao


    Please remember to <b>mark the replies as an answers</b> if they help and <b> unmark</b> them if they provide no help.<br/> If you have feedback for TechNet Subscriber Support, contact <a href="mailto:tnmff@microsoft.com"> tnmff@microsoft.com</a>.

    Monday, September 5, 2016 9:42 AM
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  • Thanks for the answer, will check & update

    Rgs,

    Sntsh

    Tuesday, September 6, 2016 12:46 AM
  • OK, we are looking forward to your good news:)

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    Tuesday, September 6, 2016 1:15 AM
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  • The configuration were fine, Once the History of failed downloads are cleared the issue gets resolved i.e. the issue was to the failed down load history.

    Rgs,

    Sntsh

    Wednesday, February 1, 2017 10:14 AM