Windows 10: Windows Update MiniTool

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  1. f14tomcat's Avatar
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       07 Aug 2017 #31

    tracit99 said: View Post
    I just changed my WUMT back to Automatically and the "managed by your organization" is no longer displayed in MS Windows Update. Now I have changed back Notification and still no message. I been here before. This can be a delicate setting and MS Windows Updates really does not like it messed with. I will now reboot with WUMT in notification mode and see if message comes back. Oh lord what have I done. I knew better than to mess with something set the way I wanted it.
    If it's a policy setting, like GPEDIT stuff, you can probably just run gpupdate /force instead of rebooting.
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       07 Aug 2017 #32

    f14tomcat said: View Post
    If it's a policy setting, like GPEDIT stuff, you can probably just run gpupdate /force instead of rebooting.
    It is not really a group policy setting per se. It is a registry key setting. Many group policy settings are done by changing registry key(s). However, when you change a registry key or keys it does not change a corresponding group policy. I think of the group policy editor as a relatively easy to use front end for editing the registry as opposed to regedit. Although the distinction may not be entirely true it is one way to look at it.
    For your specific case one of the registry keys is found here: (this is one of the registry keys that WUMT manipulates)
    The key is AUOptions. It has various possible values.
    1=Disabled (I think this is correct; it has been replaced by a new key called NoAutoUpdate) (Legacy)
    3=Download Only (Legacy)
    4=Scheduled (Involves other keys to work properly) (Legacy)
    5=Managed by Administrator (This is not the one that is causing your unwanted message) (Legacy)

    Then there are the Automatically and Disabled settings which involve different registry keys or the lack of certain registry keys. Are you confused yet? Now you can see why we have the Group Policy Editor. In the end I just use WUMT and let it do its magic. You can also accomplish basically the same thing in the Group Policy Editor. Just remember in the end it is the registry that is being changed. Suffice it to say that manipulation of any registry keys that involves Windows Updates is probably going to trigger the "managed by your organization" message in the later IP builds. There are many subtle nuances that have evolved over time within Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 and changes within different builds and within individual editions related to MS Windows Updates. I have touched upon just one. Sorry to have rambled on. I hate long post. It just not easily explained.

    Shawn explains some of this information much better than me. See his turtorial:
    Enable or Disable Windows Update Automatic Updates in Windows 10
    Last edited by tracit99; 07 Aug 2017 at 19:55.
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