All posts tagged Windows Update Agent

Why You Should Disable Automatic Updates

A perfect example of why you should disable automatic updates using group policy, script, compliance settings or any other means at your disposal when using Configuration Manager for Software Updates (aka patching). Note this doesn’t mean disabling the Windows Update service, it means as stated, disable Automatic Updates. Read more…

Windows Update – What Is It Good For?

As is sometimes the case, this blog post is inspired by me being wrong or making an inaccurate statement (and then doing a bunch of research). This time, the statement was about what updates are released on “Patch Tuesday”. Read more…

Group Policy - Configure Automatic Updates

ConfigMgr Software Update Management and Group Policy (part 2)

This post is a continuation of my previous post: ConfigMgr Software Update Management and Group Policy.

So how do the rest of the settings in the Windows Updates Group Policy section affect Software Updates in ConfigMgr? Read more…

Windows Update Agent Notification

ConfigMgr Software Update Management and Group Policy

There is definitely a lot of confusion about how Group Policies interact with, control, and affect Software Update Management (SUM) on ConfigMgr clients. At the outset of this post (or series of posts), I don’t even know exactly what’s going to happen with some of the different settings and combinations that I’m going to try and then document. Read more…