group policy windows updates

We have an office in another location who when I looked at windows updates shows that they are grayed out and do not download and install.  How do I edit the gpo and change the setting on the computers to download and install updates?  Is there a way in group policy to only allow for critical updates or is that a windows user setting?
mkramer777Asked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

William MillerInventory/IT ConsultantCommented:
When you say an office at another location, is this office independent? If so, does the office have it's own control server? If yes, then you'll likely have to change Windows Update policy via the server then push that GPO out. When Windows Updates are "greyed out" that tends to mean they're being managed externally.
0
mkramer777Author Commented:
It does have it's own DHCP server.  So what is the process of editing the GPO so the updates will begin on these computers?
0
William MillerInventory/IT ConsultantCommented:
This is where you want to start:

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc720539(v=ws.10).aspx

That covers pretty much all forms of managed Windows Updates.
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
Hello ThereSystem AdministratorCommented:
It means your updates are probably managed by WSUS - Windows Update Server. In WSUS you can choose what kind of updates you want to approve. But it's really important how you have set your GPO.

Computer Configuration -> Policies -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components and click Windows Update. Locate Configure Automatic Updates and Select Enabled and 3 – auto download and notify for install. This must be set as well as a few more things (e.g. Specify intra Microsoft Update service location).
Pretty nice step-by-step is here.

Then you have to set WSUS. Also described in the link above.
0
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Windows OS

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.