Some settings are managed by my organization?

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  1. Posts : 30
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    Some settings are managed by my organization?


    A long while ago, when Win 10 privacy concerns were new, I ran some kind of utility that claimed to stop like 20 violations with one step. Fast forward to today, and I go to do Windows Update, and it tells me in red font color "*Some settings are managed by your organization" - well, I don't have an organization, I'd just like to get Windows Update back to normal. Any idea how?
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    In 1803 this is normal when you have downloaded an update and it has yet to restart to finish the install. If you click on the blue 'view configured update policies' just beneath the red message you should see two configured policies, Active Hours Start and Active Hours End. The red message will remain there after restarting and installing the update. It will only go away if you check for updates again. Whether this is a bug or a deliberate reminder that you have active hours set is a debatable point, either way it is confusing.

    Some settings are managed by my organization?-windows-update-configured-policies-1803-.png

    If you see any other policies besides these two, then it is likely to be remnants of the 'privacy' tool you used. As your specs say you have Pro you can use gpedit to clear them. Find the polices concerned then enable them (if not already configured). Then set them to 'not configured'. This will remove all registry settings for that particular policy.
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  3. Posts : 30
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    Some settings are managed by my organization?-view.jpgI attached this picture so you could see what I see. There are many policies, and I tried searching in gpedit for them, but could not find most of them. Mine is not 1803, it's "Build 17134.rs4_release.180410-1804" - but I want the latest if possible. This is as far as the updates would take me however.
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    dukeofurl said:
    I attached this picture so you could see what I see. There are many policies, and I tried searching in gpedit for them, but could not find most of them. Mine is not 1803, it's "Build 17134.rs4_release.180410-1804" - but I want the latest if possible. This is as far as the updates would take me however.
    'Build 17134.rs4_release.180410-1804' is Redstone 4, Windows 10 version 1803 (aka the April 2018 Update). Run Winver and you will see that it says version 1803, build 17134.nnn, if you have today's CU it will be build 17134.319. Redstone 5 is going to be version 1809, expected to be released publicly around mid-October.

    In gpedit click on Administrative Templates, now select 'View > Filter on'. You will now only see the policies that are configured in the list. You need to set all the policies under Windows Update to 'not configured' in order to remove the red 'managed by you organization' message from the windows update settings page. You may not want to do that for all of them. For example, I have deliberately set the 'Notify to download updates' policy so will always see the red 'managed' message in Windows Update.

    Remember, as far as that message is concerned YOU are the 'organization' that set the policies. Not the best wording, perhaps - but all it is saying is that a 'higher authority' has set some policies.
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  5. Posts : 30
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    What is CU? Is what I have the latest stable build?

    In gpedit, I have found the filter, however I don't honestly know how to work with what I'm looking at. When I click the filter on, all of the Administrative Template folders have a filter icon in the lower right corner, but what then?
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    CU is shorthand for Cumulative Update. The latest one was released on 20th and when installed brings you up to the latest public release, 1803, build 17134.319.
    Cumulative Update KB4458469 Windows 10 v1803 Build 17134.319 Sept. 20 - Windows 10 Forums

    When you have the filter on, the left hand pane only lists policies that are configured. All unconfigured policies are hidden, making navigation much easier.

    In the left navigation pane, Select Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows Update. In the right hand pane only the configured polices will be listed. Double-click on one of them and you'll be able to change it to 'not configured' if you wish. Here is what I see with the filter on, showing my one and only configured policy.

    Some settings are managed by my organization?-gpedit-filter-.png
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  7. Posts : 30
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    Hmm, what I see is much different. Here's a picture.Some settings are managed by my organization?-wu.jpg I don't know which one to choose, and how it should actually be.
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    dukeofurl said:
    Hmm, what I see is much different. .. I don't know which one to choose, and how it should actually be.
    Looks like your filter is showing everything. In gpedit select 'View > Filter Options...' and under 'Select the type of policy setting to display' set 'Configured:' to 'Yes'.
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  9. Posts : 30
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    Some settings are managed by my organization?-filted.jpgHmm, much better. Now there's no entries under Administrative Templates.
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    dukeofurl said:
    Hmm, much better. Now there's no entries under Administrative Templates.
    Hmmm... looks like gpedit doesn't see the registry settings created by that tool you used as having configured any of the policies.

    Your screenshot in post #3 has a long list of apparently configured policies. The only thing I can suggest is to find each policy in turn in gpedit, set it to ' enabled' and click 'Apply', then set it back to 'not configured' and click OK. Try that with the top one in the list of 'view configured update policies', the 'Notify to download updates' one, and see if it removes it from the list of configured policies. If so, repeat for all the rest.

    If that doesn't work you are searching for a needle in a haystack if want to find and delete all the registry settings that your 'security' too has created
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