Where to disable Automatic Updates within Group Policy

Posted on 2008-11-12
Last Modified: 2013-12-04
I am having trouble with Crystal Reports and my clients not being able to run reports because supposedly automatic updates is set and the newer version of crystal is out.  The fact that they are not admins, it will not install it...but that is a seperate issue.

None the less, I was told to disable all automatic updates.  Where can i find this within the GPO?

Question by:Magic9669
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    by:Leon Teale
    does this help?

    HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate\Auto Update
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    If it's not configured it won't look for updates. Maybe worth setting specific GPO on the OU you want to stop updates on and disable it in the windows updates settings.
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    Computer configuration >Administrative Templates> Windows Components> Windows Update> Configure Automatic Updates

    If the status is set to Disabled, any updates that are available on the Windows Update Web site must be downloaded and installed manually by going to

    note:- I didn't try it    

    Author Closing Comment

    Perfect...exactly what i was looking for thanks.

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