Constantly Annoying Updates

We have a small network of about 20 PC's. Some XP clients, mostly WIN7 PC's. Currently we deploy the auto updates for Windows, but Im trying to see if theres a way to stop running around every time Adobe Flash Player or Java tries to update and requires Admin permissions. I shut off the Java updates from the control panel but apparently its still trying locally. Then it comes up with "error downloading updates". I can always uninstall the entire thing but I though I would put the question out there. Cant some general settings be made to let the programs perform its job without all the interventions and without making every client an administrator?
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JidzCommented:
You can try editing registry, hope the following helps you:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\JavaSoft\Java Update\Policy]
"EnableJavaUpdate"=dword:00000000
"EnableAutoUpdateCheck"=dword:00000000
equackCommented:
If you're open to third-party solutions and have a little budget left, check out http://www.beyondtrust.com/PowerBroker-Desktops-Windows-Edition.aspx?section=PowerBroker-Desktops-Windows-Edition. It extends Group Policy to enable you to define programs (such as the Java or Flash updaters) that will run "elevated" without asking for credentials.
I've seen it demonstrated but I haven't deployed it yet. I will as soon as I can get budget for it.
- Eric
robert145Author Commented:
The first 2 seem like a logical approach. Will try #1 first before #2. The powerbroker software seems a heavy hit as a first try but will be interested in reviews for possible future use. Thanks guys.
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