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cannot change windows update settings server 2008r2

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I cannot change windows update settings on my domain 2008r2 servers, it is greyed out. We do not use WSUS, and all of the solutions I have found are related to WSUS. Even though I am the domain admin, I cannot change the windows update settings to "check for updates, but let me choose when to install". We have to maually click the "check for updates" button, and if I try to change settings, "never check for updates" is greyed out. This cannot be changed, even though I am the administrator. Any ideas?
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Change it via Group policy.  
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/328010

-MrCannon
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Why did this change all of the sudden?? We were never required to use Group Policy for Windows updates, and now it has changed? Why were we forced to add a policy for Windows Updates? and when did this change occur?

I am just a bit concerned that this was not a legitimate change on our domain.
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