Block Windows Updates

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by kcnychief, Oct 26, 2006.

  1. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    I know how to turn off Windows Updates in the Registry, is there a way I can grey that tab out, and only that tab (I found how to block access to all of the system properties, but that's not what I want) - without using GPO?
     
  2. fitz

    fitz Just Floating Along Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    try creating this reg key:

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    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Group Policy Objects\LocalUser\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\WindowsUpdate\DisableWindowsUpdateAccess
     
  3. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    Good idea in theory, but unfortunately that didn't help.

    My PC didn't have the bolded part created, so I made the rest all the way out as Keys and then a DWORD on the end.

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Group Policy Objects\LocalUser\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\WindowsUpdate\DisableWindowsUpdateAccess
     
  4. fitz

    fitz Just Floating Along Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    it's not a dword value at the end.. it's a key.. the "DisableWindowsUpadteAccess" should be the key will just the null (default) string value in the key
     
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    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    j79zlr - thanks for the list, I'll check it out.

    After some fiddling, I did find it and it worked...woo!

     
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    Nice little trick :)
     
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    whats wrong with disabling the two services and locking users out of services.msc?

    Administrators could run services.msc and enable temporarily.
     
  9. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    Basically what I did was some googling around DisableWindowsUpdateAccess and was eventually able to find it. Thanks for the tip fitzy.


    Great reference there, will definitely bookmark it :)

    Was looking for as little restriction as possible. Kind of a long story which I don't feel like telling, but this is all I wanted to do and I have now done it, so it's all good :)
     
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