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Windows Update Group Policy for DC and SBS Servers

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Hello,

I am trying to confirm that what I am doing is correct and if not to ask for some direction.

The default domain policy says that all systems are to update windows and install automatically. This includes the DC and servers. I don't want this for obvious reasons. I want to be able to download but wait for manual installation on the DC and Servers.

To set this up, I did a Block Inheritance at the Domain Controllers and SBSServers OU's and configured their respective poilicies accordingly.
Is this correct?

Thanks in advance.
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If you do this it will Block ALL policies except those applied directly to the OUs in question - if that what you want then its fine.
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by:cepolly
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Yes it is. We don't have too many policies that we have implemented.

However, you bring up a good point.
Are there policies inherent to SBS 2003 that I may be blocking inadvertantly?

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by:sk_raja_raja
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when i have this same issue,

1.Block inheritance on the DC and server OU and this will block all the policies
2.Create a new policy for updates and link to the DC ans erver OU's
3.Then again link the other policies you need to apply to these ou's

I would suggest linking the GP's is the best way to do this.

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in simple you can link the GP's anywhere in the OU...even if you specify block inheritance and say for example it is going to block GP1 and GP2.... then still you can link the GP2 on the same ou and this policy will be applied.

Other workaround you can try is,create a new update policy with settings and link it to the dc and server ou and the enforce the newly create policy....this will work only if your parent policy from top is not enforced.....
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by:cepolly
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Looks like the linking was the problem. As soon as I removed the linkage, the policies took.

Now if I relink, will I lose the settings that I want? Will the newly link GPO take precedence?
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i dont understand your query..can you be more clear.

just relink the policy and dont enforce
link the newly link gpo and enforce it

hence the settings on the new gp will take precedence....
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by:cepolly
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You didn't understand what I said exactly but you answered it. :-)

I understand. Thanks for the help.

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