Windows Update settings grayed out after MDT 2012 deployment

Posted on 2012-08-27
Last Modified: 2012-09-01

I had originally enabled Windows Update (pre-Application Installation) section of my Template Sequence.  I have since disabled it, but my Windows Update is still grayed out and managed.

Anyone know how I could change that so that I may actually change setting locally after OS is deployed?

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Question by:romatlo
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    Expert Comment

    There is a Policy that rules WU settings. Run either RSoP or gpresult in order to discover the Policy. Let me know.

    Author Comment

    Thanks for the response!!  I think I found the policy you are referring to called 'Configure Automatic Updates' and it is enabled in my local poicy.
    However, it is grayed out, too!!!  
    I am logged in as local administrator and NOT a member of a domain...just workgroup.

    Really weird that even the local administrator can not change it.
    I've attached a picture of the policy.

    Any other comments?  I wonder why it is grayed out? Like I said, I had originally enabled Windows Update to install during deployment, but have since disabled that step and put all settings back the way it was.

    Maybe I need to create a new template sequence?

    Thanks again.

    Author Comment

    Ok, I was able to configure the policy....just not from RSoP.
    I've set it to Not Configured and is working the way I want.

    Just curious why MDT would set it that in the first place?
    I suppose I could include a registry change powershell script (along with with other stuff) after the image is deployed.
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    Author Comment

    Sorry, I meant to mark the other answer as solution.
    Thanks again!
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    You are welcome. Have a nice WE!

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