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Disabling Windows Automatic Updates

Technote (troubleshooting)


How do I disable Windows automatic updates?

Resolving the problem

There are registry keys to enable and disable information regarding Windows automatic updates if you are going to patch windows machines using BigFix. There may be some information you find useful for turning on or off these settings in the registry key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\windows\Windows Update

Dword NoAutoUpdate 0= enable automatic updates, 1= Disable automatic updates.
Dword RebootRelaunchTimeout 1- 1440 in minutes
Dword RebootWarningTimeout 1-30 in minutes

Dword NoAutoRebootWithLoggedOnUsers 0= automatic restart 1= disable automatic restart.

The following URLs were very useful in defining these values.

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Document information

More support for: IBM BigFix family

Software version: Version Independent

Operating system(s): Platform Independent

Reference #: 1506088

Modified date: 22 October 2012