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Disabling Windows 10 Automatic Updates

Hi, Just wondering if you guys have a best practice method of disabling the Windows 10 Automatic Updates so I can control them exclusively through PDQ Deploy?

Any advice would be much appreciated.



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  • The easiest way to control Win10 update is using WSUS/GPO (Configure automatic updating/disable).

  • This is correct.

    1st I would say that unless you have less than a dozen or so Windows clients and only 1 or 2 Windows servers to manage I highly recommend setting up WSUS (it's a Windows Server role)

    2nd- even if you don't have or want to set up WSUS you can still use this Group Policy to disable Automatic Updates:

    Computer Configuration > Admin Templates > Windows Components > Windows Update | "Specify intranet Microsoft update service location"

    Enable and just make up a fake server location like http://bah . It can probably be left blank but that's no fun.

    BTW this requires Windows Pro or higher.

  • Thanks for the relies guys, much appreciated.