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Whenever I try to change Windows update settings on my Windows 2008 servers, the options are all grayed out and there is a message saying "Some settings are managed by your system administrator." I'm usually logged on as the domain admin. See attached screen shot image. My servers perform updates and automatically restart. I need to stop that.
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This means that the updates are being controlled by a Windows Server Update Server (WSUS)

The easiest way to control the updates to severs id to create a separate group for them in the WSUS console. You can then approve updates for your servers (or not), separately from your other machines,
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Check GPO that the servers are members of.
Seems like you have it set to auto update/restart

Computer Configuration/Administrative Templates/Windows Components/Windows Update
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Click Start and then click on Run. In the Run dialog box, type rsop.msc and hit Enter or click on OK. It shows the Resultant Set of Policy Menu. Using this, you can change the settings.
 
If you want to change the computer related settings, then click on Computer Configuration and then Administrative Templates and then Windows Components and then Windows Updates. Then change the settings.
 
If you want to change the user related settings, then click on User Configuration and then Administrative Templates and then Windows Components and then Windows Updates. Then change the settings
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Thanks guys
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