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Posted on 2012-04-03
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Hello,
I have a Windows 7 laptop and it used to be controlled by WSUS via Group policy. I now have taken all GP's from the laptop (checked this via Group policy results) and this seems to work because I get now the possibility to install the updates when I shut the PC down. I also took the laptop out of the WSUS environment. I have two questions:

- When I look in updates and click "check for updates", it still gives me the message that it is controlled by the system administrator. Also after a gpupdate and reboot. What is still controlling it?
- Is there still a way to only install certain updates instead of all of them when I do a shut down? Or do I need the option that I don't have (see point 1)?
Thanks for any help
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Anuroopsundd earned 500 total points
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This is because the registry entry was set by the Group policy and now you have disabled the Group policy it did not remove the entry.
you can manually change thr registry as per your requirements.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc708449(v=ws.10).aspx
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by:P-R-W
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Thanks for your quick reply!

I don't have the subkey:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate

In the document it doesn't state the version. Could it be a different subkey for Windows 7?
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this entry is there in windows 7 also.
can you try to fix using below utility.
http://www.thewindowsclub.com/repair-fix-windows-updates-with-fix-wu-utility
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by:P-R-W
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Tried utility and it gave a succesfull. But still the same message that it is controlled by your system administrator
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I just replicated the same on my machine.

you have to delete the registry key and reboot your machine. after reboot it should be fine..


HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate
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Hello Anuroopsundd,

Could't find the subkey, but finally found via GPresult on the laptop, that there was still a setting in GP blocking it (Remove links and access to Windows updates).
Will grand you the points for your time and effort.

Thanks
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