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Can you control when windows updates actually download?

In the install updates automatically option you can specify when to install.  Can you specify with group policy or windows update when to download?  Can't find that anywhere.
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dshewmaker74
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AnuroopsunddCommented:
Right click on MY computer.. click on properties.

select windows update.. and here you can specify time and what to do..
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dshewmaker74Author Commented:
Yes, but you can only select when to install, not when to download.
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GeodashCommented:
Are you talking on a server like WSUS or a client?
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dshewmaker74Author Commented:
Specifically clients using WSUS or group policy or windows update.
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AnuroopsunddCommented:
then option is --- check for update but let me choose when to download and install.
.. and have to mannually update.
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dshewmaker74Author Commented:
Wow, I find it hard to believe that there is no way other than the manual option to throttle or download at another time.

Thanks Anuroopsundd, that is a correct answer but not the one I wanted. I will wait a bit to see if some genius has a way to do this before awarding points.
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Donald StewartNetwork AdministratorCommented:
I believe these are what you are looking for.


Setting Up and Running Synchronizations

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc708517%28v=ws.10%29.aspx


WSUS: How To Throttle BITS


http://blogs.technet.com/b/sus/archive/2008/06/30/wsus-how-to-throttle-bits.aspx


^^With BITS throttling, you can control the times of day that the updates use the most bandwidth to download^^
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dshewmaker74Author Commented:
Thanks, that was what I was looking for.
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