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Where is the automatic update option in Comnptuers AD OU

Posted on 2008-06-12
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Hi,

It seems when I put a new workstation/server onto our network and join it to the domain it automatically changes the auto update sections in the control panel, to auto update at a certain time. When I try to change it it's grayed out. It's says that the option in controlled by a group policy. The problem is that we have some development servers that we don't want to update automatically.

I don;t mind it doing it for the workstations but I'd like to change it for DCs and other servers.

Can you help?

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by:gavbell
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Hi You Can set the automatic update option in group policy and create a group with all of the servers that you dont want to be updated to me a member of the group then when applying the Group Policy Object you can deny it from applying to the group with your servers in.
If you like I can e-mail you a spreadsheet detailing all of the GPO'S in telling you what they do and where to find them.
Many Thanks
Gav
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by:wannabecraig
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Hi,

I was going to create another OU, called servers of something like that. But I think the policy that forces the auto-update is at the top level. So I need to know where to find it first or it will just push the policy down to the newly created OU.
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HI
You can do that create a Group Policy Object then right click the OU and select Link to Existing GPO.
If you are editting the Default Domain Policy that would be automatically applied but I would go with the option of adding servers into a group to deny the policy to that group just be sure that you dont apply this to the servers.
Hope this helps
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by:wannabecraig
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I have created the new OU. When I go to the properties of it and then to Group Policy Management it tells me that it's linked to the default domain policy. This is where the auto-update in enabled I think. How do I disable the link?
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by:wannabecraig
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Sorry, it's not linked, it inherits from the group policy. Need to make it so that it does not inherit.
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by:wannabecraig
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Actually I found it. There is an option to Block inheritance. How can I test this?
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by:gavbell
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if you click on the group policy object then the delegation tab and select advanced at the botton right hand side you can select deny for "apply group policy" for that specific group that you have the servers in.
To test I would add a pc into that group and then deny for the test group and apply to a test OU (just link the test OU to the group policy object.
Cheers
Gav
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