1.    04 Aug 2017 #1
    Join Date : Aug 2017
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    1607 win 10

    Is is possible to disable windows update without disabling the service


    Hello all.
    I am in an environment where windows update can not patch on its own as I have STIG's I have to uphold and test properly. We do not have a WSUS server or SCCM either before anyone asks. Basically I have a standalone setup running Windows 10 version 1607, that is patched by a manual patch disk. The disk rides the windows update service to patch though which is why I can not turn it off. I have also tried a few LGPO's and everything only seems to defer them and not stop it.

    If there are any other ways that people might know as work around, it would be appreciated if you would enlighten me.

    Thanks.
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  2.    04 Aug 2017 #2
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 11,025
    Win 10 Pro (1703)

    Enable or Disable Windows Update Automatic Updates in Windows 10 Windows 10 Windows Update Activation Tutorials

    1. Set both Wifi and ethernet connections to metered. That's widely documented. However, some report the Creator's upgrade being received despite that. (And not reliable if you have the Creator's build).

    2. Set updates to notify to download.
    Note the tutorial gives both instructions for the group policy editor (Pro) and a reg file (Home).

    Thus you can ignore updates.

    3. You could possibly block update servers using a firewall, or the Hosts file. However you need to know all the addresses.
    Last edited by dalchina; 04 Aug 2017 at 13:15.
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  3.    04 Aug 2017 #3
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    Windows 10 Pro

    Well, Not that version of windows as it is only available in pro and enterprise, but you could automatically stop and start the service when you needed to use it using a batch file and scheduled task or through a package called internationals.

    but this is how to do it through pro and enterprise versions.
    Enable or Disable Windows Update Automatic Updates in Windows 10 Windows 10 Windows Update Activation Tutorials

    if you would like a batch file then let me know and I will wright you one
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  4.    04 Aug 2017 #4
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    1607 win 10
    Thread Starter

    I apologize, I should of said it was Win10 Enterprise v1607 in the initial thread. Thanks for the replies so far but as far as I'm concerned with the setup for this project is, metered connection is not an option, and I have tried the GPO route as well already and it did not take. I was messing around with just disabling windows update as well, and now I have ran into an error when WU tries to reach out of 0x8024002e.

    Thanks.
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  5.    04 Aug 2017 #5
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
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    Try the registry approach. If you couldn't set it using the Group Policy Editor that suggests you may have some other issue.

    See more detail here:
    Enable or Disable Windows Update Automatic Updates in Windows 10 Windows 10 Windows Update Activation Tutorials
    E.g. Method 2, 4.
    Last edited by Brink; 11 Aug 2017 at 10:49. Reason: updated link
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  6.    10 Aug 2017 #6
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    Windows 10

    To stop updates altogether you can either stop the update service or never connect to the Internet. That said, Windows will not let you forget that the update service is not running and that checking for updates is necessary. There is a very good reason for this.
    Updates are necessary.
    Most updates are for security reasons. Without them you cannot be secure on the Internet. Some updates do add features or make related changes (like Creator’s Edition) but generally the updates simply fix problem in the system you are likely not aware of. As such, you need to be installing those updates.
    Some folks have an attitude from long ago that you can get by without updates because they tend to make your system unstable or make changes. This is not just wrong but leads to your PC being left insecure on the wild wild Internet.
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  7.    10 Aug 2017 #7
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    10 preview 64bit

    That error message means
    Access to an unmanaged server is not allowed.

    However once youve fixed that.

    Try turning of the BITS service.

    Roy
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  8.    11 Aug 2017 #8
    Join Date : Mar 2016
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    Windows 10 Home

    Quote Originally Posted by dalchina View Post
    1. Set both Wifi and ethernet connections to metered.
    I have set only the Default connection as metered, and it works.
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