If I disable the Windows Update Services on a Target machine, yet my group policy is set to download and schedule install of updates... Would this effectively prevent the target machine from recieving updates ?
More spefically Here is my situation:
Im a Junior Administrator of a XenDesktop environment. We use PVS for our Virtuals. We update the Master image with a template machine.
Our WSUS policy is applied to the O/U that ALL of the VM's are. The service is disabled on the master image when we put the image back into read only mode.
Being that ALL the vm's recieve our windows update policy - Would this over ride the change made in the master image ? Or would disabling that policy prevent the VM's from being given updates should we run behind and not apply them ?
You could, yes. You can also use Targeting within WSUS to group computers that have differing requirements for patching or simply create a Global Group for the machines you want the policy to apply and
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