resetting windows update Windows 2008

With the removal of a local WSUS the servers are still trying to use the local wsus according to the windows update log. How would I go about resetting it so it can reach out to the internet to get updates?
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Wayne88Commented:
You will have to disable the Windows Update GPO.  Please have a look at the following links:

disabling windows update via group policy

How to configure automatic updates by using Group Policy or registry settings
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stlhostAuthor Commented:
It's already disabled
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Wayne88Commented:
So the Windows machines are still trying to use the WSUS?  It sounds as if the group policy is still active, that's why the Windows clients are still trying to download from it.

Configure Automatic Updates by Using Group Policy

See the Configure Automatic Update section: "The settings for this policy enable you to configure how Automatic Updates works. You must specify that Automatic Updates download updates from the WSUS server rather than from Windows Update."

In your case, you want the reverse.
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stlhostAuthor Commented:
Correct, they are still trying to reach the local WSUS according to the WinodwsUpdate.log. I ran rsop.msc/gpresults to verify they are not getting the policy anymore. We are doing away with group policy for windows updates, this is why it was removed. So now we want to reverse the actions that have been done by group policy and let them reach out to the internet.
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stlhostAuthor Commented:
I found my answer actually by accident. Came across this. http://helpdesk.princeton.edu/kb/display.plx?ID=9769 and it fixed my problem
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DonNetwork AdministratorCommented:
Why would you want to generate all that extra bandwidth traffic with each PC going out to Microsoft.com for updates ???

How are you gonna track whether PC's are keeping up to date ??
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stlhostAuthor Commented:
Found my own answer
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