I am using Software Update Feature of SCCM and not sure what exactly the Windows Update setting should be. As per the documentation, no Group Policy should be configured as SCCM Software Update Feature take care of it. However, I have large number of Windows XP Workstation which had "Automatic Updates" Enabled. With that I think they were taking Updates from the internet and hence I disabled that in the Group Policy. Hope this is the Right way?
But I am still confused what this Group Policy setting should get reflected for Windows 7. As most of the workstation says "some setting are managed by System administrator" but I have occasional one, which says "Windows Update has been disabled by your System administrator". Now which is the correct setting for windows 7 and where is this setting coming from.
Friday, December 16, 2011 12:06 PM
- Edited by CVRajesh Friday, December 16, 2011 12:07 PM
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I am not sure if I clearly understand that..How does windows 7 system get either of this setting.
1) Windows Update has been disabled by your System administrator
2) Some setting are managed by System administrator
Is it through Group Policy or some setting from SCCM SUP.Friday, December 16, 2011 2:37 PM
Disabling Windows Update only disables automatiuc Windows Update Agent (WUA) activity, it does completely disable the WUA. Yes on 2.
Here are a couple of blog posts I did a while back that go into a lot detail on this subject:
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