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  1. Try3's Avatar
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       #20

    Brink,

    I see the same as you. The Registry key is a marker of the UI control not an alternative method of control. I was only after a marker so I got what I needed.

    In How to enable Windows Updates for other MS Products for All users - TechNet I found a reference to a PowerShell script for controlling this setting [but the only script that had been referred to in that discussion had been a VB script].

    @Kari includes a PS command for making this setting in para 2.1 of Update and Upgrade Windows 10 using PowerShell but when I tried it the script changed neither the UI checkbox nor the Registry key [despite showing the same responses as Kari illustrates].

    Denis
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  2.    #21

    Any reg tweak found yet for this for latest win versions?
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  3. Brink's Avatar
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       #22

    SM03 said: View Post
    Any reg tweak found yet for this for latest win versions?

    None yet.
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  4.    #23

    I found this website that has converted the VB script to a PowerShell Script. Works for me on Windows 10 1903 to turn on the Microsoft update setting.
    How to Opt-In and Detect to Microsoft Update for other Microsoft products using Powershell – Jay Tuckey’s Blog
    Code:
    $ServiceManager = New-Object -ComObject "Microsoft.Update.ServiceManager"
    $ServiceManager.ClientApplicationID = "My App"
    $NewService = $ServiceManager.AddService2("7971f918-a847-4430-9279-4a52d1efe18d",7,"")
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  5. Try3's Avatar
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       #24

    Jackie,

    Thanks for the pointer to the PS version. I have also just tested it [it needs elevated permission] and it works both ways - On & Off.

    - - - - - - - - - - -

    @Brink - perhaps you could add this as an option in the tutorial?
    From How to Opt-In and Detect to Microsoft Update for other Microsoft products using Powershell – Jay Tuckey’s Blog

    PSWU-MSUpdate-On.ps1 {Run as Admin}
    Code:
    $ServiceManager = New-Object -ComObject "Microsoft.Update.ServiceManager"
    $ServiceManager.ClientApplicationID = "My App"
    $NewService = $ServiceManager.AddService2("7971f918-a847-4430-9279-4a52d1efe18d",7,"")

    PSWU-MSUpdate-Off.ps1 {Run as Admin}
    Code:
    $ServiceManager = New-Object -ComObject "Microsoft.Update.ServiceManager"
    $ServiceManager.RemoveService("7971f918-a847-4430-9279-4a52d1efe18d")


    Denis
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  6.    #25

    Someone in the comments of the blog where I found this PS, said you must also have internet for it to work.
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  7. Try3's Avatar
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       #26

    JackieMackie said: View Post
    Someone in the comments of the blog where I found this PS, said you must also have internet for it to work.
    Jackie,

    I can see the comments that you refer to but I do not know why they had problems.

    I've just tested it with internet on and with internet off and it works every time. I monitored its setting by looking in
    - Settings, Updates, Advanced options
    and in
    - Registry key
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate\Services\7971F918-A847-4430-9279-4A52D1EFE18D
    ValueName RegisteredWithAU
    Data 0 {Off} or 1 {On}
    Note that this Registry key is only an indicator and cannot be used to control the item
    And I then successfully ran a PS procedure that fails if the MSUpdate setting is off.


    Once again, thanks for a very useful discovery.

    Denis
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