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Disabling Windows Update

I'd like to disable Windows Update on all my clients because I am managing it through a different program.  When I check group policy I don't see the option to never check for updates, even though you have that option locally on the Windows 7 desktops.  I was going to setup a fake intranet entry but I feel there should be an easier way.
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RizzleCommented:
This can be achieved by disabling Automatic Updates on the clients via Group Policy.

This will help you create the relevant GPO for this:

http://www.ehow.com/how_6826288_disable-automatic-updates-group-policy.html
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bsjj2727Author Commented:
I don't believe this will fix it, it will disable changing the options, so if the workstations are setup to already check it will still be in place
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RizzleCommented:
No it will stop the Machine checking the Windows Update servers for any updates. We have this in place in our environment as we also have a 3rd party utility which manages our Windows and application updates.
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