How to allow all users to install windows updates??


I have users that do not have admin rights. I want them to be able to install the windows updates but it keeps asking them to provide administrator password. I have ticketed the box on windows update to allow all users to install updates however it does not do anything.

What can I do to allow/make windows updates install but still leave the user with no admin access.

Updates are set to install at 3am automatically but it still does not install.
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Gregor LambertIT Manager / Systems EngineerCommented:
there is a group policy that enables windows update power management to automaticaly wake up the system to install the scheduled updates as for the user issue I found this in group policy settings..

allow non-administrators to receive update notifications

On Windows 7: This policy setting has no effect. Users will always see an Account Control window and require elevated permissions to do either of these tasks.
hutnorAuthor Commented:
If it always requires a password then how do i get windows 7 to install updates without the user doing anything?

all PCs are in a workgroup.

I could not find the enable windows update to wake up the PC. However these PCs do not go to sleep or turn off so that is not a problem.
Gregor LambertIT Manager / Systems EngineerCommented:
there are more options you can configure through group policy open run and type gpedit.msc and select computer configuration tree and then administrative templates - windows components - windows update you may find an option there that will help

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hutnorAuthor Commented:
oh thanks.

One more question. Is there a way to save a configured GP so I can quickly upload it to the other PC??

I have 35 PCs to do this to.
Gregor LambertIT Manager / Systems EngineerCommented:
you can obtain the settings it applies via the registry

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Group Policy]

export the settings to a *.reg file and apply that way
I don't think these solutions answer the original question.

How can an administrator configure a Standard User to install Windows Updates without being a member of the Administrators Local Group or Domain Admins group.

Is this at all possible without WSUS, which requires at least Local Administrator rights?
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