Workstations on our domain are being promptised to install the free Windows 10 upgrade. I need to use GPO or any solution to put a stop to th

We have a Windows 2012r2 domain and recently our workstations started being prompted to upgrade to Windows 10. A few of our users are clicking this one and that is causing issues. Our normal Server admin is on vacation, but I do have full domain admin access, access to GPO manager our SCCM server and pretty much anything else. Does anyone know how I can prevent users from getting this update?
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
It should show as an optional update. Unselect it, right click on it and select Hide. OK, and then proceed with updates. I have done this and it works. On one machine I had to hide it twice.  But ultimately you can hide it and carry on.
Benjamin VoglarIT ProCommented:
You can do a registry change with GPO Preferencess

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Gwx]
"DisableGwx"=dword:00000001


http://serverfault.com/questions/695916/registry-key-gpo-to-disable-and-block-windows-10-upgrade

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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Check the disable key on one machine. It caused no end of grief on my own machine.
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Thor2923Author Commented:
thanks for the replies....I am hoping to find something I can change in the Group Policy Management of the domain. Is there a change I can make in there that will push the registry change throughout the domain?
Thor2923Author Commented:
ok guys, am I reading something wrong. I followed instructions to change our Default Domain Policy.  I followed one of the links and got to instructions below. I am logged into our Domain Controller and running the Group Policy Management. Go through each step but when I get to the last one about enabling "Turn off the upgrade to the latest version of Windows through Windows Update." that is not there!! Am I in the wrong place? Can I not do this globally?





  Computer Configuration
To block the upgrade by using Computer Configuration, follow these steps

1.Click Computer Configuration.
2.Click Policies.
3.Click Administrative Templates.
4.Click Windows Components.
5.Click Windows Update.
6.Double-click Turn off the upgrade to the latest version of Windows through Windows Update.
7.Click Enable.
Thor2923Author Commented:
Thanks everyone....the interesting thing is, I went to our DC and called up Group Policy Management and I did not see the Turn off windows updates upgrades  option, but when I opened the same tool from my desktop and pointed to the same DC I saw everything I needed. I made the GPO change and after doing gpupdate /force on a few machines I confirmed it is working and users are no longer prompted to upgrade to Windows 10. Thanks
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