First we use windows XP pro operating systems and we are on a server with Server 2003...
I am unable to update my widows operating system. I get an error, "Windows Update was by your administrator" That is untrue. I went myself into the group policy and have tried both the disable and not configured options, "disable in this case actually would mean enable since it is a double negative, I am disabling the "disable windows update feature". I have tried via Internet explorer, and the OS update ooption both with the same problem. I even downloaded a script (http://www.dougknox.com/xp/scripts_desc/xp_winupd_netpolicy.htm
) that allowed the Internet explorer to get farther in the process but stalled out after saying I need to...
"Please change your Internet Explorer security settings
To save changes to your settings for this website, you need to enable userdata persistence for Internet Explorer. Complete the steps below, and then click Change settings to the left and try saving your changes again.
In Internet Explorer, on the Tools menu, click Internet Options.
Click the Security tab, click the Internet security zone icon, and then click Custom Level.
In the Settings dialog box, scroll to the Miscellaneous section.
Under Userdata persistence , select Enable.
Click OK and when the security warning dialog box appears, click Yes. "
When I try this I find the setting are already correct. So if it is not the group policy and my local computer is not limiting my access then how do I keep my computer updated. I noticed this because of Day Light Savings Time but of course it relates to all security patches as well. I am on a server obviously, as well as eight other computer all which are having the same problem. The computers are supposed to look for updates daily at 2am which is set by the group policy. Is there another way to block updates besides the group policy? Please help!