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WSUS registry question

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I am looking to have WSUS push updates to users, and have them get notified that updates are available. I need them to be able to install the updates on their own, when they are ready, without admin rights. What registry settings do I need?
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by:mystics7
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you are better off controlling the updates through group policies you can read here on how to set them up and how to point your computers to the WSUS

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc720533.aspx
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by:oBdA
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Not possible, sorry.
Only (local) administrators are notified and can decide whether or not WSUS hotfixes should be installed.
If an administrator isn't logging on to the machines on a regular basis to approve the installation, your only option is "Download and install automatically".
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but if you would like to use the registry here are all the settings

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc708449.aspx
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by:nalanbar
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We don't use active directory in this environment.
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by:nalanbar
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That should help quite a bit. I started to read it, and balked, but the bottom portion is good.
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by:Donald Stewart
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Hopefully that will get you what you need :-)
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by:nalanbar
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Thanks. You got me most of the way, and I figured out the rest on my own. The big thing is the elevatenonadmins, and the rebootrelaunchtimeout
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