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?
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William MillerIT SpecialistCommented:
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.
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?
William MillerIT SpecialistCommented:
This is where you want to start:

That covers pretty much all forms of managed Windows Updates.

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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.
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