Windows 10: Win 10 Anniversary, automatic updates & Group Policy Settings Solved

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  1. Posts : 108
    Windows 10 (2), Win 8.1 (1), Win 7 (1)
       05 Aug 2016 #11

    My understanding of that tool is that you must already have the update installed for it to hide something.

    JohnD
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  2.    06 Aug 2016 #12

    bartgrefte said: View Post
    I got the same odd message on the WindowsUpdate-window after the upgrade, while gpedit is set to notify only. Since I am using ESET Smart Security and not Windows Defender, I removed Silverlight hoping to confirm/deny the update issue. Otherwise waiting would take quite some time.

    Now I'm waiting for Windows Update to figure out there's supposed to be something offered as available, but that takes a while, I already increased the frequency of checking with gpedit.
    ESS, which also informs me about Windows Updates, noticed Silverlight as available hours ago

    If I manually hit search, the gpedit setting will most likely be ignored, like before the update... So the only thing to do, is wait.
    Update, after installing an older version of Silverlight because Windows Update didn't offer Silverlight at all:
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    I don't think I have to translate this, looks like the gpedit-setting still has effect , even though it says otherwise below at the "update settings" part.
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  3. Posts : 108
    Windows 10 (2), Win 8.1 (1), Win 7 (1)
       06 Aug 2016 #13

    I agree. I have one system that has Windows Defender for an antivirus. Whenever I bring it up, I get a notification that an update is available. When I go to the "Settings" > "Update & security" > "Windows Update", it lists the update for Defender as available. When I click "Check for updates", it then downloads and installs it. I will see what happens Tuesday when most likely we will get a regular update. I have not yet applied the AU to my desktop which somewhere has buried (I assume in the Registry) the old "Never check for updates" setting. This setting was retained when I upgraded it to Win 10 a little over a month ago. It will be interesting to see what ends up there when I install the AU. It would be nice if they showed what setting it was actually using.

    JohnD
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  4.    09 Aug 2016 #14

    Ok, the group policy setting is working. It just notified me that the latest monthly update is available but did not download it.
    Last edited by eddman; 09 Aug 2016 at 18:38.
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  5.    09 Aug 2016 #15

    Every time you change setting in the Gpedit.msc for example enable other microsoft updates it doesn't take effect until you run the service AKA - Check for updates , after you change Gpedit.msc and then check update the setting will take effect. might need to disable or re enable it one time and check for update then it will work like before. from what I have checked just couple min now.
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  6. Posts : 108
    Windows 10 (2), Win 8.1 (1), Win 7 (1)
       10 Aug 2016 #16

    Got the 2nd Tuesday updates. On the system with the GP Edit settings, I was notified that updates were available. I clicked "Check for updates" and they came down. On the desktop (which now has the Anniversary Update installed), I received no notification that updates were available. When I finally clicked "Check for updates", all the updates came rolling down. I wish they would have some indicator on the Windows Update screen showing what your settings are.

    JohnD
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  7. Posts : 3
    Win7, Win8.1, Win10pro
       17 Aug 2016 #17

    Anniversary Automatic Updates


    johnpd said: View Post
    Got the 2nd Tuesday updates. On the system with the GP Edit settings, I was notified that updates were available. I clicked "Check for updates" and they came down. On the desktop (which now has the Anniversary Update installed), I received no notification that updates were available. When I finally clicked "Check for updates", all the updates came rolling down. I wish they would have some indicator on the Windows Update screen showing what your settings are.

    JohnD
    I implemented the GPEDIT.MSC settings yesterday 8/16 (on a Surface3 running Win10pro) but had not done the "Check for updates" so the anniversary update installed and now these edits don't seem to function as the Settings/windows update dialog only shows "Available updates will be downloaded and installed automatically...". I haven't tried the Metered WIFI as this workaround is not desirable. I would expect and hope that someone identifies a new method that provides user control over updates.

    -R
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  8. Posts : 2,485
    Windows 10.3 Home 1703 x64 (Home per choice)
       17 Aug 2016 #18

    RHICKSTED said: View Post
    I haven't tried the Metered WIFI as this workaround is not desirable.
    Just wondering, why do you find it undesirable? I use it on Ethernet.
    Though it is true, that it prevents Defender from downloading updates.
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  9. Posts : 3
    Win7, Win8.1, Win10pro
       17 Aug 2016 #19

    I would prefer a notification with a list of updates that I can review and deselect those which may impact my work. I usually review others comments regarding updates to evaluate any impact on applications that I'm using. The Metered updates seems just the same as disabling updates. I can understand MS desire to force updates but they should be listening to customers and provide the options that have existed in the past.
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  10. Posts : 2,485
    Windows 10.3 Home 1703 x64 (Home per choice)
       17 Aug 2016 #20

    RHICKSTED said: View Post
    The Metered updates seems just the same as disabling updates.
    True, that is why I use Windows Update MiniTool to download updates. Way more effective.
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