How to turn off the Windows Update Notification for Windows 7

Hi All

I can turn off the Notification under Action Center ==> Change Action Center settings ==> Un-tick Windows Update.

Does anyone knows how to turn it off by Group Policy?

Thanks
Alex
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Encrypted1024Connect With a Mentor Commented:
Try going to:
Computer Policy>Admin Templates>Windows Components>Windows Update>Specify intranet Microsoft Update service location

And then put a non-existent url in there, your desktops will not receive update notification because there will never be any updates available.
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centervCommented:
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FphcareAdminsAuthor Commented:
I have checked it, No luck. It won't stop the windows update notification pop up.
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farjadarshadCommented:
You can do this by turning off the service or look into this link

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Turn-automatic-updating-on-or-off
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Encrypted1024Commented:
There are settings to notify users of updates in the WSUS GPO settings. Not sure if it would work if you are not using WSUS but it is a good place to start looking.
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Encrypted1024Commented:
Computer Policy>Admin Templates>Windows Components>Windows Update>Allow non-administrators to recieve update notifications=disabled.
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FphcareAdminsAuthor Commented:
the user is in local administrator group, so "Allow non-administrators...." is not working in this case.
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FphcareAdminsAuthor Commented:
Can you find out where is the settings in regkey?
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Encrypted1024Commented:
Just out of curiousity, why do you want to disable this feature? Are you tring to disable this notification for just some users?
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FphcareAdminsAuthor Commented:
It will be for all users.
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Encrypted1024Commented:
Are you trying to disable windows updates all together or just the notification?
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Donald StewartNetwork AdministratorCommented:
My question is "Why do you want to disable this ?"
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Encrypted1024Commented:
That is a good question, I asked that earlier and never got an answer.
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FphcareAdminsAuthor Commented:
Q.Why do I want to disable it?
A. I disable the windows update features, notification and I don't want to user to get any notification.

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Donald StewartNetwork AdministratorCommented:
Schedule the updates to download and install during non working hours
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Encrypted1024Commented:
If you configure WSUS, then never approve updates, user will never get notifications. I bet if you just go to Group Policy and set an erroneous address as your WSUS server, Windows updates won't work and they will never get a warning because no updates will ever be approved.
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Donald StewartNetwork AdministratorCommented:
I think the author doesn't want to rely on users to handle updates, not disable them altogether
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FphcareAdminsAuthor Commented:
We are using the patchlink not WSUS. We don't want user to download and install the updates.
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Encrypted1024Commented:
I wasn't saying use WSUS. I was saying setup your GPO to tell the clients it is using WSUS. Then the client PC will think WSUS is handling the updates so it won't prompt the users. You can use patchlink to do your patching still.
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