"John" <a> wrote in message news:eHBX97ozJHA.436@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
>I posted it too soon.
> I've just finished reading the description of "Remove access to use all
> Windows Update". If I understand it correctly, it sounds like Automatic
> Update will not function if this option is enabled.
Incorrect. What the policy does is:
[a] Block access to the Windows Update Agent User Interface (including
the Notification Icon)
[b] Block access to scan/download/install updates from WU/MU.
> Or will it only not get updates from Windows Update sites
> but still get updates from WSUS box?
> Windows automatic updating is also disabled; you will neither be notified
> about nor will you receive critical updates from Windows Update.
Well... yes... but in a =WSUS= environment it's an academic point, since the
client doesn't talk to AU/WU/MU anyway. The client will still talk to the
The key words in all of the above is the explicit definition of "Windows
Update" which does not include WSUS.
Lawrence Garvin, M.S., MCITP:EA, MCDBA
Principal/CTO, Onsite Technology Solutions, Houston, Texas
Microsoft MVP - Software Distribution (2005-2009)
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