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wsus and win 7 activation questions

Posted on 2011-09-21
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Have a PC we put (are licensed for) windows 7 64 bit on it.  it took forever to build, and finally got it to a spot where we were going to get a image of it wilht sccm
in the process, the person doing it joined it to our domain, and it pulled doen varios settings i DONT want.

1. How do i point windows UPDATES  to a microsoft instead of our WSUS server?  Thsi is a notebook and will not be on our server/network- ever
2. How do i keep the stupid thing from "activation" evey 180 days (or whatever) to our server?  Just want it to be activated and DONE.
3. havent seen it yet- but it it changes the screensaver to our networks policy of 10 min (do not want) can i manually change it back.

thanks!

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:DCrats--Use System Restore to a time/date before that other person made the changes.
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1)  Remove the laptop from the domain and put it in a workgroup.  This will automatically make the updates point to Microsoft.  jcimarron is right about reverting it back to before the updates came down.

2) Dont use a KMS license key to activate it.  use a MAK key instead which you should have on your volume licensing server.  You can add the MAK key to your VAMT server/pc and then change the key on the machine (before you remove it from the domain)

3) Once the laptop is no longer on the domain, domain based policies are removed,  unless you used logon scripts to change these settings which means you will need to manually change the key in the registry or through the usual GUI interface.
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