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Can't disable automatic update on Windows 2008 server

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The server does automatic updates and then restarts. When I go to the automatic updates settings, it says that the settings are controlled by the administrator. I believe that WSUS is configured, but I am not sure. This problem affects client machines on the domain as well. The server that I refer to in the post is also the domain controller for my network.
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It look like that Windows update was controller by GPO or registry.

Below is the link on how to configure Windows update using GPO/Registry.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/328010

For GPO controlled, you can just remove/Disable the GPO.
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Run:
rsop.msc

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from the command line and check the results. Location of the settings can be found here.
Disabling AU is really not the best idea. BUT... if you really want to do it permanently - disable the WUAU service:
sc config wuauserv start= disabled

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Like wise you can

Go to command prompt -> run gpresult /r to see if there are any obvious group policy settings applied to the server that have to do with WSUS. If so, they will have to be changed, removed or bypassed for that server(s). If not, if you have access to a domain controller for the domain, use Group Policy Management Console to find and edit the "offending" GPO

You can use Group Policy settings to disable both Windows Update and Automatic Updates.

Refer this link for policy editor

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc731745.aspx

Hope it helps for you.
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I used group policy on the server to configure automatic updates. Basically allowed everyone on the domain to be able to change the settings.
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