I am unable to change my automatic update settings on my server

raffie613
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I have a 2003 and 2008 server. My 2008 server lets me make changes to the automatic updates, but everything is greyed out on my 2003 server. I am the administrator. How to heck to do get this undone to where I can take off the auto updates?
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You may be inheriting a GPO.
Run a gpresult /R to see which policies apply to that server.
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I hope these search results help (I don't know what you've tried yet):

Let's assume that this particular server does not have Update settings managed by a policy... if that is the case then this information might be helpful:

http://www.windowsnetworking.com/articles_tutorials/Registry-Keys-Tweaking-Windows-Update-Part1.html

If settings change back after following instructions presented above, then it's time to use RSOP (Resultant Set of Policies) -- rsop.msc to find out where/why the policy is applied:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/323276
Run the rsop.msc on the 2003 and under Computer Configuration --> Administrative Templates -->Windows Components --> Windows Update.

Under that check if "The Configure Automatic Updates policy" is enabled and which GPO is used to apply that.

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