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I not sure abotu this and i have asked around and no one can answer..

If the Auto updates Service on windows Xp is set to manual, would this stop WSUS from working.

 
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by:Netflo
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No, your machines update setting should really be set from the WSUS via registry or GPO, however it should not shop the WSUS from working.

The machine in question can be set to manual and if correctly talking to the WSUS can still obtain updates from the local WSUS.

Do you have an issue with the WSUS server not working as expected? Hope this helps.
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Donald Stewart earned 500 total points
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Actually YES

If the Automatic Updates service isnt running, then wuauclt.exe will not detect updates.

Why would you want this service set to manual ?
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by:Rob Hutchinson
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There are three choices for manual settings:
These can be found by going into the Control Panel and clicking on the Automatic Updates icon.

( ) Download updates for me, but let me choose when to install them.
( ) Notify me but don't automatically download or install them.
( ) Turn off automatic Updates.


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by:Netflo
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Sorry, dstewartjr you're right there. My understanding was that the XP machine had its updates set to manual via Automatic Updates, not via Services.

The Automatic Updates service must be running to work with your WSUS. Please see the following text from a Microsoft KB: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/294871

IT Professionals can use the Automatic Updates feature and either Windows Update or Microsoft Update to configure a server on their corporate network to provide updates to corporate servers and clients. This functionality can be useful in environments where some clients and servers do not have access to the Internet, or where the environment is highly managed and the corporate administrator must test the updates before deploying them.
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by:AntonInf
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Thank you so much.. it was doing my head in wondering why it was in manual.. but realyl wasnt 100 percent sure..  thank you again guys
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