Available updates will be downloaded & installed automatically on Server 2016

Sumit Dubey 0 Reputation points
2023-01-19T17:33:47.8833333+00:00

Hi All,
I'm having an issue where I configured the Manual Updates using sconfig as there is no Option to disable from control Panel > Updates. But Windows Updates still shows Available updates will be downloaded & installed automatically.
Usually it should reflect Automatic Updates are Turned Off

Windows Server 2016
Windows Server 2016
A Microsoft server operating system that supports enterprise-level management updated to data storage.
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  1. Limitless Technology 44,011 Reputation points
    2023-01-20T15:27:37.22+00:00

    Hello there,

    If you want sconfig to work the following 2 registry keys must exist otherwise it will show only "Custom"

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU

    Create the keys and leave them empty with just default values, then sconfig will work and it will write values in the keys based on what you configure it to do.

    Similar discussion here https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/e07692a8-a8e0-49c6-bfc7-697d2e494a94/server-2016-not-accepting-quotmanualquot-windows-update-mode-in-sconfig?forum=ws2016

    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/answers/questions/204828/sconfig-problem-settings-not-sticking

    Hope this resolves your Query !!

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