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Allow certian computers to control windows update themselves Windows 7 SBS2008

Posted on 2010-04-02
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Last Modified: 2012-05-09
This should be trivial but I can't find what i need.  I have a network where I want a couple specific Windows 7 conputers users to be able to control their own Windows Update settings.  We are on an SBS 2008 server and at this time it does not let them change their settings through Control Panel/Windwos Update.  It is greyed out and then tells them that it is controlled by the administrator.

Any help would be great here.
Question by:boiseitllc
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Encrypted1024 earned 2000 total points
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You can do a couple of things. You can remove those computers from the OU that has your WSUS policy attached to it or you can edit your WSUS GPO to allow local administrators to control Windows Updates locally. If you allow the local admin to administer, by default the computer will still recieve the same WSUS settings but you can log in as an admin and change them for that specific PC and they will not revert back.  

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