How to manage Windows 10 updates
Posted on 2016-08-14
We have a W10 computer that is used by a non profit group with several users. Only one has Admin rights. All other users do not. How can we be sure that W10 updates are only done when the Admin user wants them done?
It is my understanding that Windows 10 updates are done in one of two modes: "automatic" or "scheduled". My initial selection for this non profit was "automatic". the computer is only turned off once a week for a refresh. All non Admin users are instructed to "logoff" only and not shut down the system. However, I think someone may have accidentally changed this to "scheduled" which appears to have caused some of the users now being prompted by the computer as to whether it is a good time to do Windows 10 updates. So the first question is can a non-administrator make such a change? If so, it would likely explain part of our problem? If the updates are set to "scheduled" and if no selections were made, would the computer turn itself off after a certain period? Bottom line, we want complete control of updates to be the Admin's responsibility. How do we do that?