Policy CSP - Update

Update CSP policies are listed below based on the group policy area:

Windows Insider Preview

ConfigureDeadlineNoAutoRebootForFeatureUpdates

Scope Editions Applicable OS
✔️ Device
❌ User
❌ Home
✔️ Pro
✔️ Enterprise
✔️ Education
✔️ Windows SE
✔️ Windows Insider Preview
./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Update/ConfigureDeadlineNoAutoRebootForFeatureUpdates

When enabled, devices will not automatically restart outside of active hours until the deadline and grace period have expired for feature updates, even if an update is ready for restart. When disabled, an automatic restart may be attempted outside of active hours after update is ready for restart before the deadline is reached. Takes effect only if Update/ConfigureDeadlineForFeatureUpdates is configured.

Description framework properties:

Property name Property value
Format int
Access Type Add, Delete, Get, Replace
Default Value 0

Allowed values:

Value Description
0 (Default) Disabled.
1 Enabled.

Group policy mapping:

Name Value
Name ConfigureDeadlineNoAutoRebootForFeatureUpdates
Path WindowsUpdate > AT > WindowsComponents > WindowsUpdateCat
Element Name ConfigureDeadlineNoAutoRebootForFeatureUpdates

ConfigureDeadlineNoAutoRebootForQualityUpdates

Scope Editions Applicable OS
✔️ Device
❌ User
❌ Home
✔️ Pro
✔️ Enterprise
✔️ Education
✔️ Windows SE
✔️ Windows Insider Preview
./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Update/ConfigureDeadlineNoAutoRebootForQualityUpdates

When enabled, devices will not automatically restart outside of active hours until the deadline and grace period have expired for quality updates, even if an update is ready for restart. When disabled, an automatic restart may be attempted outside of active hours after update is ready for restart before the deadline is reached. Takes effect only if Update/ConfigureDeadlineForQualityUpdates is configured.

Description framework properties:

Property name Property value
Format int
Access Type Add, Delete, Get, Replace
Default Value 0

Allowed values:

Value Description
0 (Default) Disabled.
1 Enabled.

Group policy mapping:

Name Value
Name ConfigureDeadlineNoAutoRebootForQualityUpdates
Path WindowsUpdate > AT > WindowsComponents > WindowsUpdateCat
Element Name ConfigureDeadlineNoAutoRebootForQualityUpdates

Manage updates offered from Windows Update

AllowNonMicrosoftSignedUpdate

Scope Editions Applicable OS
✔️ Device
❌ User
❌ Home
✔️ Pro
✔️ Enterprise
✔️ Education
✔️ Windows SE
✔️ Windows 10, version 1507 [10.0.10240] and later
./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Update/AllowNonMicrosoftSignedUpdate

Allows the IT admin to manage whether Automatic Updates accepts updates signed by entities other than Microsoft when the update is found at the UpdateServiceUrl location. This policy supports using WSUS for 3rd party software and patch distribution. This policy is specific to desktop and local publishing via WSUS for 3rd party updates (binaries and updates not hosted on Microsoft Update) and allows IT to manage whether Automatic Updates accepts updates signed by entities other than Microsoft when the update is found on an intranet Microsoft update service location.

Description framework properties:

Property name Property value
Format int
Access Type Add, Delete, Get, Replace
Default Value 1

Allowed values:

Value Description
0 Not allowed or not configured. Updates from an intranet Microsoft update service location must be signed by Microsoft.
1 (Default) Allowed. Accepts updates received through an intranet Microsoft update service location, if they are signed by a certificate found in the 'Trusted Publishers' certificate store of the local computer.

AutomaticMaintenanceWakeUp

Scope Editions Applicable OS
✔️ Device
❌ User
❌ Home
✔️ Pro
✔️ Enterprise
✔️ Education
✔️ Windows SE
✔️ Windows 10, version 1903 [10.0.18362] and later
./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Update/AutomaticMaintenanceWakeUp

This policy setting allows you to configure Automatic Maintenance wake up policy.

The maintenance wakeup policy specifies if Automatic Maintenance should make a wake request to the OS for the daily scheduled maintenance. Note, that if the OS power wake policy is explicitly disabled, then this setting has no effect.

  • If you enable this policy setting, Automatic Maintenance will attempt to set OS wake policy and make a wake request for the daily scheduled time, if required.

  • If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, the wake setting as specified in Security and Maintenance/Automatic Maintenance Control Panel will apply.

Description framework properties:

Property name Property value
Format int
Access Type Add, Delete, Get, Replace
Default Value 1

Allowed values:

Value Description
0 Disabled.
1 (Default) Enabled.

Group policy mapping:

Name Value
Name WakeUpPolicy
Friendly Name Automatic Maintenance WakeUp Policy
Location Computer Configuration
Path Windows Components > Maintenance Scheduler
Registry Key Name Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Task Scheduler\Maintenance
Registry Value Name WakeUp
ADMX File Name msched.admx

BranchReadinessLevel

Scope Editions Applicable OS
✔️ Device
❌ User
❌ Home
✔️ Pro
✔️ Enterprise
✔️ Education
✔️ Windows SE
✔️ Windows 10, version 1607 [10.0.14393] and later
./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Update/BranchReadinessLevel

Allows the IT admin to set which branch a device receives their updates from. As of 1903, the branch readiness levels of Semi-Annual Channel (Targeted) and Semi-Annual Channel have been combined into one Semi-Annual Channel set with a value of 16. For devices on 1903 and later releases, the value of 32 is not a supported value.

Description framework properties:

Property name Property value
Format int
Access Type Add, Delete, Get, Replace
Default Value 16

Allowed values:

Value Description
2 {0x2} - Windows Insider build - Fast (added in Windows 10, version 1709).
4 {0x4} - Windows Insider build - Slow (added in Windows 10, version 1709).
8 {0x8} - Release Windows Insider build (added in Windows 10, version 1709).
16 (Default) {0x10} - Semi-annual Channel (Targeted). Device gets all applicable feature updates from Semi-annual Channel (Targeted).
32 2 {0x20} - Semi-annual Channel. Device gets feature updates from Semi-annual Channel. (*Only applicable to releases prior to 1903, for all releases 1903 and after the Semi-annual Channel and Semi-annual Channel (Targeted) into a single Semi-annual Channel with a value of 16).
64 {0x40} - Release Preview of Quality Updates Only.

Group policy mapping:

Name Value
Name DeferFeatureUpdates
Friendly Name Select when Preview Builds and Feature Updates are received
Location Computer Configuration
Path Windows Components > Windows Update > Manage updates offered from Windows Update
Registry Key Name Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate
ADMX File Name WindowsUpdate.admx

DeferFeatureUpdatesPeriodInDays

Scope Editions Applicable OS
✔️ Device
❌ User
❌ Home
✔️ Pro
✔️ Enterprise
✔️ Education
✔️ Windows SE
✔️ Windows 10, version 1607 [10.0.14393] and later
./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Update/DeferFeatureUpdatesPeriodInDays

Defers Feature Updates for the specified number of days. Supported values are 0-365 days.

Important

The default maximum number of days to defer an update has been increased from 180 (Windows 10, version 1607) to 365 in Windows 10, version 1703.

Description framework properties:

Property name Property value
Format int
Access Type Add, Delete, Get, Replace
Allowed Values Range: [0-365]
Default Value 0

Group policy mapping:

Name Value
Name DeferFeatureUpdates
Friendly Name Select when Preview Builds and Feature Updates are received
Element Name How many days after a Feature Update is released would you like to defer the update before it is offered to the device?
Location Computer Configuration
Path Windows Components > Windows Update > Manage updates offered from Windows Update
Registry Key Name Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate
ADMX File Name WindowsUpdate.admx

DeferQualityUpdatesPeriodInDays

Scope Editions Applicable OS
✔️ Device
❌ User
❌ Home
✔️ Pro
✔️ Enterprise
✔️ Education
✔️ Windows SE
✔️ Windows 10, version 1607 [10.0.14393] and later
./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Update/DeferQualityUpdatesPeriodInDays

Defers Quality Updates for the specified number of days. Supported values are 0-30.

Description framework properties:

Property name Property value
Format int
Access Type Add, Delete, Get, Replace
Allowed Values Range: [0-30]
Default Value 0

Group policy mapping:

Name Value
Name DeferQualityUpdates
Friendly Name Select when Quality Updates are received
Element Name After a quality update is released, defer receiving it for this many days
Location Computer Configuration
Path Windows Components > Windows Update > Manage updates offered from Windows Update
Registry Key Name Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate
ADMX File Name WindowsUpdate.admx

DisableWUfBSafeguards

Scope Editions Applicable OS
✔️ Device
❌ User
❌ Home
✔️ Pro
✔️ Enterprise
✔️ Education
✔️ Windows SE
✔️ Windows 10, version 1809 [10.0.17763.1490] and later
✔️ Windows 10, version 1903 [10.0.18362.1110] and later
✔️ Windows 10, version 1909 [10.0.18363.1110] and later
✔️ Windows 10, version 2004 [10.0.19041.546] and later
✔️ Windows 11, version 21H2 [10.0.22000] and later
./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Update/DisableWUfBSafeguards

This policy setting specifies that a Windows Update for Business device should skip safeguards.

Safeguard holds prevent a device with a known compatibility issue from being offered a new OS version. The offering will proceed once a fix is issued and is verified on a held device. The aim of safeguards is to protect the device and user from a failed or poor upgrade experience. The safeguard holds protection is provided by default to all the devices trying to update to a new Windows 10 Feature Update version via Windows Update.

IT admins can, if necessary, opt devices out of safeguard protections using this policy setting or via the Disable safeguards for Feature Updates Group Policy.

Note

Opting out of the safeguards can put devices at risk from known performance issues. We recommend opting out only in an IT environment for validation purposes. Further, you can leverage the Windows Insider Program for Business Release Preview Channel in order to validate the upcoming Windows 10 Feature Update version without the safeguards being applied.

The disable safeguards policy will revert to "Not Configured" on a device after moving to a new Windows 10 version, even if previously enabled. This ensures the admin is consciously disabling Microsoft's default protection from known issues for each new feature update.

Disabling safeguards doesn't guarantee your device will be able to successfully update. The update may still fail on the device and will likely result in a bad experience post upgrade, as you're bypassing the protection given by Microsoft pertaining to known issues.

Description framework properties:

Property name Property value
Format int
Access Type Add, Delete, Get, Replace
Default Value 0

Allowed values:

Value Description
0 (Default) Safeguards are enabled and devices may be blocked for upgrades until the safeguard is cleared.
1 Safeguards are not enabled and upgrades will be deployed without blocking on safeguards.

ExcludeWUDriversInQualityUpdate

Scope Editions Applicable OS
✔️ Device
❌ User
❌ Home
✔️ Pro
✔️ Enterprise
✔️ Education
✔️ Windows SE
✔️ Windows 10, version 1607 [10.0.14393] and later
./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Update/ExcludeWUDriversInQualityUpdate

Enable this policy to not include drivers with Windows quality updates.

  • If you disable or do not configure this policy, Windows Update will include updates that have a Driver classification.

Description framework properties:

Property name Property value
Format int
Access Type Add, Delete, Get, Replace
Default Value 0

Allowed values:

Value Description
0 (Default) Allow Windows Update drivers.
1 Exclude Windows Update drivers.

Group policy mapping:

Name Value
Name ExcludeWUDriversInQualityUpdate
Friendly Name Do not include drivers with Windows Updates
Location Computer Configuration
Path Windows Components > Windows Update > Manage updates offered from Windows Update
Registry Key Name Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate
Registry Value Name ExcludeWUDriversInQualityUpdate
ADMX File Name WindowsUpdate.admx

ManagePreviewBuilds

Scope Editions Applicable OS
✔️ Device
❌ User
❌ Home
✔️ Pro
✔️ Enterprise
✔️ Education
✔️ Windows SE
✔️ Windows 10, version 1709 [10.0.16299] and later
./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Update/ManagePreviewBuilds

Used to manage Windows 10 Insider Preview builds. Value type is integer.

Description framework properties:

Property name Property value
Format int
Access Type Add, Delete, Get, Replace
Default Value 3

Allowed values:

Value Description
0 Disable Preview builds.
1 Disable Preview builds once the next release is public.
2 Enable Preview builds.
3 (Default) Preview builds is left to user selection.

Group policy mapping:

Name Value
Name ManagePreviewBuilds
Friendly Name Manage preview builds
Location Computer Configuration
Path Windows Components > Windows Update > Manage updates offered from Windows Update
Registry Key Name Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate
ADMX File Name WindowsUpdate.admx

PauseFeatureUpdates

Scope Editions Applicable OS
✔️ Device
❌ User
❌ Home
✔️ Pro
✔️ Enterprise
✔️ Education
✔️ Windows SE
✔️ Windows 10, version 1607 [10.0.14393] and later
./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Update/PauseFeatureUpdates

Allows IT Admins to pause Feature Updates for up to 60 days.

Note

We recommend that you use the Update/PauseFeatureUpdatesStartTime policy, if you're running Windows 10, version 1703 or later.

Description framework properties:

Property name Property value
Format int
Access Type Add, Delete, Get, Replace
Default Value 0

Allowed values:

Value Description
0 (Default) Feature Updates are not paused.
1 Feature Updates are paused for 60 days or until value set to back to 0, whichever is sooner.

Group policy mapping:

Name Value
Name DeferFeatureUpdates
Friendly Name Select when Preview Builds and Feature Updates are received
Location Computer Configuration
Path Windows Components > Windows Update > Manage updates offered from Windows Update
Registry Key Name Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate
ADMX File Name WindowsUpdate.admx

PauseFeatureUpdatesStartTime

Scope Editions Applicable OS
✔️ Device
❌ User
❌ Home
✔️ Pro
✔️ Enterprise
✔️ Education
✔️ Windows SE
✔️ Windows 10, version 1703 [10.0.15063] and later
./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Update/PauseFeatureUpdatesStartTime

Specifies the date and time when the IT admin wants to start pausing the Feature Updates. Value type is string (yyyy-mm-dd, ex. 2018-10-28).

Description framework properties:

Property name Property value
Format chr (string)
Access Type Add, Delete, Get, Replace

Group policy mapping:

Name Value
Name DeferFeatureUpdates
Friendly Name Select when Preview Builds and Feature Updates are received
Element Name Pause Preview Builds or Feature Updates starting
Location Computer Configuration
Path Windows Components > Windows Update > Manage updates offered from Windows Update
Registry Key Name Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate
ADMX File Name WindowsUpdate.admx

PauseQualityUpdates

Scope Editions Applicable OS
✔️ Device
❌ User
❌ Home
✔️ Pro
✔️ Enterprise
✔️ Education
✔️ Windows SE
✔️ Windows 10, version 1607 [10.0.14393] and later
./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Update/PauseQualityUpdates

Allows IT Admins to pause Quality Updates.

Note

We recommend that you use the Update/PauseQualityUpdatesStartTime policy, if you're running Windows 10, version 1703 or later.

Description framework properties:

Property name Property value
Format int
Access Type Add, Delete, Get, Replace
Default Value 0

Allowed values:

Value Description
0 (Default) Quality Updates are not paused.
1 Quality Updates are paused for 35 days or until value set back to 0, whichever is sooner.

Group policy mapping:

Name Value
Name DeferQualityUpdates
Friendly Name Select when Quality Updates are received
Location Computer Configuration
Path Windows Components > Windows Update > Manage updates offered from Windows Update
Registry Key Name Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate
ADMX File Name WindowsUpdate.admx

PauseQualityUpdatesStartTime

Scope Editions Applicable OS
✔️ Device
❌ User
❌ Home
✔️ Pro
✔️ Enterprise
✔️ Education
✔️ Windows SE
✔️ Windows 10, version 1703 [10.0.15063] and later
./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Update/PauseQualityUpdatesStartTime

Specifies the date and time when the IT admin wants to start pausing the Quality Updates. Value type is string (yyyy-mm-dd, ex. 2018-10-28).

Note

When this policy is configured, Quality Updates will be paused for 35 days from the specified start date.

Description framework properties:

Property name Property value
Format chr (string)
Access Type Add, Delete, Get, Replace

Group policy mapping:

Name Value
Name DeferQualityUpdates
Friendly Name Select when Quality Updates are received
Element Name Pause Quality Updates starting
Location Computer Configuration
Path Windows Components > Windows Update > Manage updates offered from Windows Update
Registry Key Name Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate
ADMX File Name WindowsUpdate.admx

ProductVersion

Scope Editions Applicable OS
✔️ Device
❌ User
❌ Home
✔️ Pro
✔️ Enterprise
✔️ Education
✔️ Windows SE
✔️ Windows 10, version 2004 [10.0.19041.1202] and later
✔️ Windows 10, version 2009 [10.0.19042.1202] and later
✔️ Windows 10, version 21H1 [10.0.19043.1202] and later
✔️ Windows 11, version 21H2 [10.0.22000] and later
./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Update/ProductVersion

Enables IT administrators to specify the product version associated with the target feature update they would like their device(s) to move to and/or stay on until they reach end of service or reconfigure the policy. For details about different Windows 10 versions, see Windows release information.

Supported value type is a string containing a Windows product. For example, "Windows 11" or "11" or "Windows 10". By using this Windows Update for Business policy to upgrade devices to a new product (for example, Windows 11) you're agreeing that when applying this operating system to a device:

  1. The applicable Windows license was purchased through volume licensing, or
  2. You're authorized to bind your organization and are accepting on its behalf the relevant Microsoft Software License Terms.

Note

If no product is specified, the device will continue receiving newer versions of the Windows product it's currently on.

Description framework properties:

Property name Property value
Format chr (string)
Access Type Add, Delete, Get, Replace

Group policy mapping:

Name Value
Name TargetReleaseVersion
Friendly Name Select the target Feature Update version
Element Name Which Windows product version would you like to receive feature updates for? e.g., Windows 10
Location Computer Configuration
Path Windows Components > Windows Update > Manage updates offered from Windows Update
Registry Key Name Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate
ADMX File Name WindowsUpdate.admx

TargetReleaseVersion

Scope Editions Applicable OS
✔️ Device
❌ User
❌ Home
✔️ Pro
✔️ Enterprise
✔️ Education
✔️ Windows SE
✔️ Windows 10, version 1803 [10.0.17134.1488] and later
✔️ Windows 10, version 1809 [10.0.17763.1217] and later
✔️ Windows 10, version 1903 [10.0.18362.836] and later
✔️ Windows 10, version 1909 [10.0.18363.836] and later
✔️ Windows 10, version 2004 [10.0.19041] and later
./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Update/TargetReleaseVersion

Enables IT administrators to specify which version they would like their device(s) to move to and/or stay on until they reach end of service or reconfigure the policy. For details about different Windows 10 versions, see Windows 10 release information.

Supported value type is a string containing Windows version number. For example, 1809, 1903, etc.

Description framework properties:

Property name Property value
Format chr (string)
Access Type Add, Delete, Get, Replace

Group policy mapping:

Name Value
Name TargetReleaseVersion
Friendly Name Select the target Feature Update version
Element Name Target Version for Feature Updates
Location Computer Configuration
Path Windows Components > Windows Update > Manage updates offered from Windows Update
Registry Key Name Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate
ADMX File Name WindowsUpdate.admx

Manage updates offered from Windows Server Update Service

AllowUpdateService

Scope Editions Applicable OS
✔️ Device
❌ User
❌ Home
✔️ Pro
✔️ Enterprise
✔️ Education
✔️ Windows SE
✔️ Windows 10, version 1507 [10.0.10240] and later
./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Update/AllowUpdateService

Specifies whether the device could use Microsoft Update, Windows Server Update Services (WSUS), or Microsoft Store. Even when Windows Update is configured to receive updates from an intranet update service, it will periodically retrieve information from the public Windows Update service to enable future connections to Windows Update, and other services like Microsoft Update or the Microsoft Store. Enabling this policy will disable that functionality, and may cause connection to public services such as the Microsoft Store to stop working.

Note

This policy applies only when the desktop or device is configured to connect to an intranet update service using the Specify intranet Microsoft update service location policy.

Description framework properties:

Property name Property value
Format int
Access Type Add, Delete, Get, Replace
Default Value 1

Allowed values:

Value Description
0 Not allowed.
1 (Default) Allowed.

Group policy mapping:

Name Value
Name CorpWuURL
Friendly Name Specify intranet Microsoft update service location
Location Computer Configuration
Path Windows Components > Windows Update > Manage updates offered from Windows Server Update Service
Registry Key Name Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate
ADMX File Name WindowsUpdate.admx

DetectionFrequency

Scope Editions Applicable OS
✔️ Device
❌ User
❌ Home
✔️ Pro
✔️ Enterprise
✔️ Education
✔️ Windows SE
✔️ Windows 10, version 1703 [10.0.15063] and later
./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Update/DetectionFrequency

Specifies the scan frequency from every 1 - 22 hours. Default is 22 hours.

This policy should be enabled only when UpdateServiceUrl is configured to point the device at a WSUS server rather than Microsoft Update.

Note

There is a random variant of 0-4 hours applied to the scan frequency, which cannot be configured.

Description framework properties:

Property name Property value
Format int
Access Type Add, Delete, Get, Replace
Allowed Values Range: [1-22]
Default Value 22

Group policy mapping:

Name Value
Name DetectionFrequency_Title
Friendly Name Automatic Updates detection frequency
Element Name interval (hours)
Location Computer Configuration
Path Windows Components > Windows Update > Manage updates offered from Windows Server Update Service
Registry Key Name Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU
ADMX File Name WindowsUpdate.admx

DoNotEnforceEnterpriseTLSCertPinningForUpdateDetection

Scope Editions Applicable OS
✔️ Device
❌ User
❌ Home
✔️ Pro
✔️ Enterprise
✔️ Education
✔️ Windows SE
✔️ Windows 10, version 1507 [10.0.10240.18818] and later
✔️ Windows 10, version 1607 [10.0.14393.4169] and later
✔️ Windows 10, version 1703 [10.0.15063.2108] and later
✔️ Windows 10, version 1709 [10.0.16299.2166] and later
✔️ Windows 10, version 1803 [10.0.17134.1967] and later
✔️ Windows 10, version 1809 [10.0.17763.1697] and later
✔️ Windows 10, version 1903 [10.0.18362.1316] and later
✔️ Windows 10, version 1909 [10.0.18363.1316] and later
✔️ Windows 10, version 2004 [10.0.19041.746] and later
✔️ Windows 10, version 2009 [10.0.19042.746] and later
✔️ Windows 11, version 21H2 [10.0.22000] and later
./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Update/DoNotEnforceEnterpriseTLSCertPinningForUpdateDetection

Do not enforce TLS certificate pinning for Windows Update client for detecting updates.

Note

By default, certificate pinning for Windows Update client isn't enforced. To ensure the highest levels of security, we recommended using WSUS TLS certificate pinning on all devices.

Description framework properties:

Property name Property value
Format int
Access Type Add, Delete, Get, Replace
Default Value 0

Allowed values:

Value Description
0 (Default) Disabled.
1 Enabled.

Group policy mapping:

Name Value
Name CorpWuURL
Friendly Name Specify intranet Microsoft update service location
Element Name Do not enforce TLS certificate pinning for Windows Update client for detecting updates.
Location Computer Configuration
Path Windows Components > Windows Update > Manage updates offered from Windows Server Update Service
Registry Key Name Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate
ADMX File Name WindowsUpdate.admx

FillEmptyContentUrls

Scope Editions Applicable OS
✔️ Device
❌ User
❌ Home
✔️ Pro
✔️ Enterprise
✔️ Education
✔️ Windows SE
✔️ Windows 10, version 1607 [10.0.14393] and later
./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Update/FillEmptyContentUrls

Allows Windows Update Agent to determine the download URL when it is missing from the metadata. This scenario will occur when intranet update service stores the metadata files but the download contents are stored in the ISV file cache (specified as the alternate download URL).

Note

This setting should only be used in combination with an alternate download URL and configured to use ISV file cache. This setting is used when the intranet update service does not provide download URLs in the update metadata for files which are available on the alternate download server.

Description framework properties:

Property name Property value
Format int
Access Type Add, Delete, Get, Replace
Default Value 0

Allowed values:

Value Description
0 (Default) Disabled.
1 Enabled.

Group policy mapping:

Name Value
Name CorpWuURL
Friendly Name Specify intranet Microsoft update service location
Element Name Download files with no Url in the metadata if alternate download server is set.
Location Computer Configuration
Path Windows Components > Windows Update > Manage updates offered from Windows Server Update Service
Registry Key Name Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate
ADMX File Name WindowsUpdate.admx

SetPolicyDrivenUpdateSourceForDriverUpdates

Scope Editions Applicable OS
✔️ Device
❌ User
❌ Home
✔️ Pro
✔️ Enterprise
✔️ Education
✔️ Windows SE
✔️ Windows 11, version 21H2 [10.0.22000] and later
./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Update/SetPolicyDrivenUpdateSourceForDriverUpdates

Configure this policy to specify whether to receive Windows Driver Updates from Windows Update endpoint, managed by Windows Update for Business policies, or through your configured Windows Server Update Service (WSUS) server. If you configure this policy, also configure the scan source policies for other update types:

  • SetPolicyDrivenUpdateSourceForFeatureUpdates
  • SetPolicyDrivenUpdateSourceForQualityUpdates
  • SetPolicyDrivenUpdateSourceForOtherUpdates

Note

If you have not properly configured Update/UpdateServiceUrl correctly to point to your WSUS server, this policy will have no effect.

Description framework properties:

Property name Property value
Format int
Access Type Add, Delete, Get, Replace
Default Value 1

Allowed values:

Value Description
0 Detect, download and deploy Driver Updates from Windows Update.
1 (Default) Detect, download and deploy Driver Updates from Windows Server Update Services (WSUS).

Group policy mapping:

Name Value
Name CorpWuURL
Friendly Name Specify intranet Microsoft update service location
Location Computer Configuration
Path Windows Components > Windows Update > Manage updates offered from Windows Server Update Service
Registry Key Name Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate
ADMX File Name WindowsUpdate.admx

SetPolicyDrivenUpdateSourceForFeatureUpdates

Scope Editions Applicable OS
✔️ Device
❌ User
❌ Home
✔️ Pro
✔️ Enterprise
✔️ Education
✔️ Windows SE
✔️ Windows 11, version 21H2 [10.0.22000] and later
./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Update/SetPolicyDrivenUpdateSourceForFeatureUpdates

Configure this policy to specify whether to receive Windows Feature Updates from Windows Update endpoint, managed by Windows Update for Business policies, or through your configured Windows Server Update Service (WSUS) server. If you configure this policy, also configure the scan source policies for other update types:

  • SetPolicyDrivenUpdateSourceForQualityUpdates
  • SetPolicyDrivenUpdateSourceForDriverUpdates
  • SetPolicyDrivenUpdateSourceForOtherUpdates

Note

If you have not properly configured Update/UpdateServiceUrl correctly to point to your WSUS server, this policy will have no effect.

Description framework properties:

Property name Property value
Format int
Access Type Add, Delete, Get, Replace
Default Value 1

Allowed values:

Value Description
0 Detect, download and deploy Feature Updates from Windows Update.
1 (Default) Detect, download and deploy Feature Updates from Windows Server Update Services (WSUS).

Group policy mapping:

Name Value
Name CorpWuURL
Friendly Name Specify intranet Microsoft update service location
Location Computer Configuration
Path Windows Components > Windows Update > Manage updates offered from Windows Server Update Service
Registry Key Name Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate
ADMX File Name WindowsUpdate.admx

SetPolicyDrivenUpdateSourceForOtherUpdates

Scope Editions Applicable OS
✔️ Device
❌ User
❌ Home
✔️ Pro
✔️ Enterprise
✔️ Education
✔️ Windows SE
✔️ Windows 11, version 21H2 [10.0.22000] and later
./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Update/SetPolicyDrivenUpdateSourceForOtherUpdates

Configure this policy to specify whether to receive Other Updates from Windows Update endpoint, managed by Windows Update for Business policies, or through your configured Windows Server Update Service (WSUS) server. If you configure this policy, also configure the scan source policies for other update types:

  • SetPolicyDrivenUpdateSourceForFeatureUpdates
  • SetPolicyDrivenUpdateSourceForQualityUpdates
  • SetPolicyDrivenUpdateSourceForDriverUpdates

Note

If you have not properly configured Update/UpdateServiceUrl correctly to point to your WSUS server, this policy will have no effect.

Description framework properties:

Property name Property value
Format int
Access Type Add, Delete, Get, Replace
Default Value 1

Allowed values:

Value Description
0 Detect, download and deploy other Updates from Windows Update.
1 (Default) Detect, download and deploy other Updates from Windows Server Update Services (WSUS).

Group policy mapping:

Name Value
Name CorpWuURL
Friendly Name Specify intranet Microsoft update service location
Location Computer Configuration
Path Windows Components > Windows Update > Manage updates offered from Windows Server Update Service
Registry Key Name Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate
ADMX File Name WindowsUpdate.admx

SetPolicyDrivenUpdateSourceForQualityUpdates

Scope Editions Applicable OS
✔️ Device
❌ User
❌ Home
✔️ Pro
✔️ Enterprise
✔️ Education
✔️ Windows SE
✔️ Windows 11, version 21H2 [10.0.22000] and later
./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Update/SetPolicyDrivenUpdateSourceForQualityUpdates

Configure this policy to specify whether to receive Windows Quality Updates from Windows Update endpoint, managed by Windows Update for Business policies, or through your configured Windows Server Update Service (WSUS) server. If you configure this policy, also configure the scan source policies for other update types:

  • SetPolicyDrivenUpdateSourceForFeatureUpdates
  • SetPolicyDrivenUpdateSourceForDriverUpdates
  • SetPolicyDrivenUpdateSourceForOtherUpdates

Note

If you have not properly configured Update/UpdateServiceUrl correctly to point to your WSUS server, this policy will have no effect.

Description framework properties:

Property name Property value
Format int
Access Type Add, Delete, Get, Replace
Default Value 1

Allowed values:

Value Description
0 Detect, download and deploy Quality Updates from Windows Update.
1 (Default) Detect, download and deploy Quality Updates from Windows Server Update Services (WSUS).

Group policy mapping:

Name Value
Name CorpWuURL
Friendly Name Specify intranet Microsoft update service location
Location Computer Configuration
Path Windows Components > Windows Update > Manage updates offered from Windows Server Update Service
Registry Key Name Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate
ADMX File Name WindowsUpdate.admx

SetProxyBehaviorForUpdateDetection

Scope Editions Applicable OS
✔️ Device
❌ User
❌ Home
✔️ Pro
✔️ Enterprise
✔️ Education
✔️ Windows SE
✔️ Windows 10, version 1507 [10.0.10240.18696] and later
✔️ Windows 10, version 1607 [10.0.14393.3930] and later
✔️ Windows 10, version 1703 [10.0.15063.2500] and later
✔️ Windows 10, version 1709 [10.0.16299.2107] and later
✔️ Windows 10, version 1803 [10.0.17134.1726] and later
✔️ Windows 10, version 1809 [10.0.17763.1457] and later
✔️ Windows 10, version 1903 [10.0.18362.1082] and later
✔️ Windows 10, version 1909 [10.0.18363.1082] and later
✔️ Windows 10, version 2004 [10.0.19041.508] and later
✔️ Windows 11, version 21H2 [10.0.22000] and later
./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Update/SetProxyBehaviorForUpdateDetection

Select the proxy behavior for Windows Update client for detecting updates

By default, HTTP WSUS servers scan only if system proxy is configured. This policy setting allows you to configure user proxy as a fallback for detecting updates while using an HTTP-based intranet server despite the vulnerabilities it presents.

This policy setting doesn't impact those customers who have, per Microsoft recommendation, secured their WSUS server with TLS/SSL protocol, thereby using HTTPS-based intranet servers to keep systems secure. That said, if a proxy is required, we recommend configuring a system proxy to ensure the highest level of security.

Note

Configuring this policy setting to 1 exposes your environment to potential security risk and makes scans unsecure.

Description framework properties:

Property name Property value
Format int
Access Type Add, Delete, Get, Replace
Default Value 0

Allowed values:

Value Description
0 (Default) Only use system proxy for detecting updates (default).
1 Allow user proxy to be used as a fallback if detection using system proxy fails.

Group policy mapping:

Name Value
Name CorpWuURL
Friendly Name Specify intranet Microsoft update service location
Element Name Select the proxy behavior for Windows Update client for detecting updates
Location Computer Configuration
Path Windows Components > Windows Update > Manage updates offered from Windows Server Update Service
Registry Key Name Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate
ADMX File Name WindowsUpdate.admx

UpdateServiceUrl

Scope Editions Applicable OS
✔️ Device
❌ User
❌ Home
✔️ Pro
✔️ Enterprise
✔️ Education
✔️ Windows SE
✔️ Windows 10, version 1507 [10.0.10240] and later
./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Update/UpdateServiceUrl

Allows the device to check for updates from a WSUS server instead of Microsoft Update. This is useful for on-premises MDMs that need to update devices that cannot connect to the Internet.

The following list shows the supported values:

  • Not configured: The device checks for updates from Microsoft Update.
  • Set to a URL, such as http://abcd-srv:8530: The device checks for updates from the WSUS server at the specified URL.

Description framework properties:

Property name Property value
Format chr (string)
Access Type Add, Delete, Get, Replace
Default Value CorpWSUS

Group policy mapping:

Name Value
Name CorpWuURL
Friendly Name Specify intranet Microsoft update service location
Element Name Set the intranet update service for detecting updates
Location Computer Configuration
Path Windows Components > Windows Update > Manage updates offered from Windows Server Update Service
Registry Key Name Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate
ADMX File Name WindowsUpdate.admx

Example:

<Replace>
    <CmdID>$CmdID$</CmdID>
    <Item>
        <Meta>
            <Format>chr</Format>
            <Type>text/plain</Type>
        </Meta>
        <Target>
            <LocURI>./Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Update/UpdateServiceUrl</LocURI>
        </Target>
        <Data>http://abcd-srv:8530</Data>
    </Item>
</Replace>

UpdateServiceUrlAlternate

Scope Editions Applicable OS
✔️ Device
❌ User
❌ Home
✔️ Pro
✔️ Enterprise
✔️ Education
✔️ Windows SE
✔️ Windows 10, version 1607 [10.0.14393] and later
./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Update/UpdateServiceUrlAlternate

Specifies an alternate intranet server to host updates from Microsoft Update. You can then use this update service to automatically update computers on your network. This setting lets you specify a server on your network to function as an internal update service. The Automatic Updates client will search this service for updates that apply to the computers on your network. To use this setting, you must set two server name values the server from which the Automatic Updates client detects and downloads updates, and the server to which updated workstations upload statistics. You can set both values to be the same server. An optional server name value can be specified to configure Windows Update agent, and download updates from an alternate download server instead of WSUS Server. Value type is string and the default value is an empty string, . If the setting is not configured, and if Automatic Updates is not disabled by policy or user preference, the Automatic Updates client connects directly to the Windows Update site on the Internet.

Note

If the Configure Automatic Updates Group Policy is disabled, then this policy has no effect. If the Alternate Download Server Group Policy is not set, it will use the WSUS server by default to download updates. This policy is not supported on Windows RT. Setting this policy will not have any effect on Windows RT PCs.

Description framework properties:

Property name Property value
Format chr (string)
Access Type Add, Delete, Get, Replace

Group policy mapping:

Name Value
Name CorpWuURL
Friendly Name Specify intranet Microsoft update service location
Element Name Set the alternate download server
Location Computer Configuration
Path Windows Components > Windows Update > Manage updates offered from Windows Server Update Service
Registry Key Name Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate
ADMX File Name WindowsUpdate.admx

Manage end user experience

ActiveHoursEnd

Scope Editions Applicable OS
✔️ Device
❌ User
❌ Home
✔️ Pro
✔️ Enterprise
✔️ Education
✔️ Windows SE
✔️ Windows 10, version 1607 [10.0.14393] and later
./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Update/ActiveHoursEnd

Allows the IT admin (when used with Update/ActiveHoursStart) to manage a range of active hours where update reboots are not scheduled. This value sets the end time. There is a 12 hour maximum from start time.

Note

The default maximum difference from start time has been increased to 18 in Windows 10, version 1703. In this version of Windows 10, the maximum range of active hours can now be configured. See Update/ActiveHoursMaxRange below for more information. Supported values are 0-23, where 0 is 12 AM, 1 is 1 AM, etc. The default is 17 (5 PM).

Description framework properties:

Property name Property value
Format int
Access Type Add, Delete, Get, Replace
Allowed Values Range: [0-23]
Default Value 17

Group policy mapping:

Name Value
Name ActiveHours
Friendly Name Turn off auto-restart for updates during active hours
Element Name End
Location Computer Configuration
Path Windows Components > Windows Update > Manage end user experience
Registry Key Name Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate
ADMX File Name WindowsUpdate.admx

ActiveHoursMaxRange

Scope Editions Applicable OS
✔️ Device
❌ User
❌ Home
✔️ Pro
✔️ Enterprise
✔️ Education
✔️ Windows SE
✔️ Windows 10, version 1703 [10.0.15063] and later
./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Update/ActiveHoursMaxRange

Enable this policy to specify the maximum number of hours from the start time that users can set their active hours.

The max active hours range can be set between 8 and 18 hours.

  • If you disable or do not configure this policy, the default max active hours range will be used.

Description framework properties:

Property name Property value
Format int
Access Type Add, Delete, Get, Replace
Allowed Values Range: [8-18]
Default Value 18

Group policy mapping:

Name Value
Name ActiveHoursMaxRange
Friendly Name Specify active hours range for auto-restarts
Element Name Max range
Location Computer Configuration
Path Windows Components > Windows Update > Manage end user experience
Registry Key Name Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate
ADMX File Name WindowsUpdate.admx

ActiveHoursStart

Scope Editions Applicable OS
✔️ Device
❌ User
❌ Home
✔️ Pro
✔️ Enterprise
✔️ Education
✔️ Windows SE
✔️ Windows 10, version 1607 [10.0.14393] and later
./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Update/ActiveHoursStart

Allows the IT admin (when used with Update/ActiveHoursEnd) to manage a range of hours where update reboots are not scheduled. This value sets the start time. There is a 12 hour maximum from end time.

Note

The default maximum difference from end time has been increased to 18 in Windows 10, version 1703. In this version of Windows 10, the maximum range of active hours can now be configured. See Update/ActiveHoursMaxRange above for more information. Supported values are 0-23, where 0 is 12 AM, 1 is 1 AM, etc. The default value is 8 (8 AM).

Description framework properties:

Property name Property value
Format int
Access Type Add, Delete, Get, Replace
Allowed Values Range: [0-23]
Default Value 8

Group policy mapping:

Name Value
Name ActiveHours
Friendly Name Turn off auto-restart for updates during active hours
Element Name Start
Location Computer Configuration
Path Windows Components > Windows Update > Manage end user experience
Registry Key Name Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate
ADMX File Name WindowsUpdate.admx

AllowAutoUpdate

Scope Editions Applicable OS
✔️ Device
❌ User
❌ Home
✔️ Pro
✔️ Enterprise
✔️ Education
✔️ Windows SE
✔️ Windows 10, version 1507 [10.0.10240] and later
./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Update/AllowAutoUpdate

Enables the IT admin to manage automatic update behavior to scan, download, and install updates. Important. This option should be used only for systems under regulatory compliance, as you will not get security updates as well. If the policy is not configured, end-users get the default behavior (Auto install and restart).

Description framework properties:

Property name Property value
Format int
Access Type Add, Delete, Get, Replace
Default Value 2

Allowed values:

Value Description
0 Notify the user before downloading the update. This policy is used by the enterprise who wants to enable the end-users to manage data usage. With this option users are notified when there are updates that apply to the device and are ready for download. Users can download and install the updates from the Windows Update control panel.
1 Auto install the update and then notify the user to schedule a device restart. Updates are downloaded automatically on non-metered networks and installed during "Automatic Maintenance" when the device is not in use and is not running on battery power. If automatic maintenance is unable to install updates for two days, Windows Update will install updates immediately. If the installation requires a restart, the end-user is prompted to schedule the restart time. The end-user has up to seven days to schedule the restart and after that, a restart of the device is forced. Enabling the end-user to control the start time reduces the risk of accidental data loss caused by applications that do not shutdown properly on restart.
2 (Default) Auto install and restart. Updates are downloaded automatically on non-metered networks and installed during "Automatic Maintenance" when the device is not in use and is not running on battery power. If automatic maintenance is unable to install updates for two days, Windows Update will install updates right away. If a restart is required, then the device is automatically restarted when the device is not actively being used. This is the default behavior for unmanaged devices. Devices are updated quickly, but it increases the risk of accidental data loss caused by an application that does not shutdown properly on restart.
3 Auto install and restart at a specified time. The IT specifies the installation day and time. If no day and time are specified, the default is 3 AM daily. Automatic installation happens at this time and device restart happens after a 15-minute countdown. If the user is logged in when Windows is ready to restart, the user can interrupt the 15-minute countdown to delay the restart.
4 Auto install and restart without end-user control. Updates are downloaded automatically on non-metered networks and installed during "Automatic Maintenance" when the device is not in use and is not running on battery power. If automatic maintenance is unable to install updates for two days, Windows Update will install updates right away. If a restart is required, then the device is automatically restarted when the device is not actively being used. This setting option also sets the end-user control panel to read-only.
5 Turn off automatic updates.

Group policy mapping:

Name Value
Name AutoUpdateCfg
Friendly Name Configure Automatic Updates
Element Name Configure automatic updating
Location Computer Configuration
Path Windows Components > Windows Update > Manage end user experience
Registry Key Name Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU
ADMX File Name WindowsUpdate.admx

AllowAutoWindowsUpdateDownloadOverMeteredNetwork

Scope Editions Applicable OS
✔️ Device
❌ User
❌ Home
✔️ Pro
✔️ Enterprise
✔️ Education
✔️ Windows SE
✔️ Windows 10, version 1709 [10.0.16299] and later
./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Update/AllowAutoWindowsUpdateDownloadOverMeteredNetwork

Enabling this policy will automatically download updates, even over metered data connections (charges may apply)

A significant number of devices primarily use cellular data and don't have Wi-Fi access, which leads to a lower number of devices getting updates. Since a large number of devices have large data plans or unlimited data, this policy can unblock devices from getting updates.

This policy is accessible through the Update setting in the user interface or Group Policy.

Description framework properties:

Property name Property value
Format int
Access Type Add, Delete, Get, Replace
Default Value 0

Allowed values:

Value Description
0 (Default) Not allowed.
1 Allowed.

Group policy mapping:

Name Value
Name AllowAutoWindowsUpdateDownloadOverMeteredNetwork
Friendly Name Allow updates to be downloaded automatically over metered connections
Location Computer Configuration
Path Windows Components > Windows Update > Manage end user experience
Registry Key Name Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate
Registry Value Name AllowAutoWindowsUpdateDownloadOverMeteredNetwork
ADMX File Name WindowsUpdate.admx

AllowMUUpdateService

Scope Editions Applicable OS
✔️ Device
❌ User
❌ Home
✔️ Pro
✔️ Enterprise
✔️ Education
✔️ Windows SE
✔️ Windows 10, version 1607 [10.0.14393] and later
./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Update/AllowMUUpdateService

Allows the IT admin to manage whether to scan for app updates from Microsoft Update.

Note

Setting this policy back to 0 or Not configured doesn't revert the configuration to receive updates from Microsoft Update automatically. In order to revert the configuration, you can run the PowerShell commands that are listed below to remove the Microsoft Update service:

$MUSM = New-Object -ComObject "Microsoft.Update.ServiceManager"
$MUSM.RemoveService("7971f918-a847-4430-9279-4a52d1efe18d")

Description framework properties:

Property name Property value
Format int
Access Type Add, Delete, Get, Replace
Default Value 0

Allowed values:

Value Description
0 (Default) Not allowed or not configured.
1 Allowed. Accepts updates received through Microsoft Update.

Group policy mapping:

Name Value
Name AutoUpdateCfg
Friendly Name Configure Automatic Updates
Element Name Install updates for other Microsoft products
Location Computer Configuration
Path Windows Components > Windows Update > Manage end user experience
Registry Key Name Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU
ADMX File Name WindowsUpdate.admx

ConfigureDeadlineForFeatureUpdates

Scope Editions Applicable OS
✔️ Device
❌ User
❌ Home
✔️ Pro
✔️ Enterprise
✔️ Education
✔️ Windows SE
✔️ Windows 10, version 1903 [10.0.18362] and later
./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Update/ConfigureDeadlineForFeatureUpdates

Number of days before feature updates are installed on devices automatically regardless of active hours. Before the deadline passes, users will be able to schedule restarts, and automatic restarts can happen outside of active hours. When set to 0, updates will download and install immediately, but might not finish within the day due to device availability and network connectivity.

Note

After the deadline passes, restarts will occur regardless of active hours and users won't be able to reschedule.

Description framework properties:

Property name Property value
Format int
Access Type Add, Delete, Get, Replace
Allowed Values Range: [0-30]
Default Value 2

Group policy mapping:

Name Value
Name ComplianceDeadline
Friendly Name Specify deadlines for automatic updates and restarts
Element Name Deadline (days)
Location Computer Configuration
Path Windows Components > Windows Update > Manage end user experience
Registry Key Name Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate
ADMX File Name WindowsUpdate.admx

ConfigureDeadlineForQualityUpdates

Scope Editions Applicable OS
✔️ Device
❌ User
❌ Home
✔️ Pro
✔️ Enterprise
✔️ Education
✔️ Windows SE
✔️ Windows 10, version 1903 [10.0.18362] and later
./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Update/ConfigureDeadlineForQualityUpdates

Number of days before quality updates are installed on devices automatically regardless of active hours. Before the deadline passes, users will be able to schedule restarts, and automatic restarts can happen outside of active hours. When set to 0, updates will download and install immediately, but might not finish within the day due to device availability and network connectivity.

Note

After the deadline passes, restarts will occur regardless of active hours and users won't be able to reschedule.

Description framework properties:

Property name Property value
Format int
Access Type Add, Delete, Get, Replace
Allowed Values Range: [0-30]
Default Value 7

Group policy mapping:

Name Value
Name ComplianceDeadline
Friendly Name Specify deadlines for automatic updates and restarts
Element Name Deadline (days)
Location Computer Configuration
Path Windows Components > Windows Update > Manage end user experience
Registry Key Name Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate
ADMX File Name WindowsUpdate.admx

ConfigureDeadlineGracePeriod

Scope Editions Applicable OS
✔️ Device
❌ User
❌ Home
✔️ Pro
✔️ Enterprise
✔️ Education
✔️ Windows SE
✔️ Windows 10, version 1903 [10.0.18362] and later
./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Update/ConfigureDeadlineGracePeriod

Minimum number of days from update installation until restarts occur automatically for quality updates. This policy only takes effect when Update/ConfigureDeadlineForQualityUpdates is configured. If Update/ConfigureDeadlineForQualityUpdates is configured but this policy is not, then the default value of 2 days will take effect.

Description framework properties:

Property name Property value
Format int
Access Type Add, Delete, Get, Replace
Allowed Values Range: [0-7]
Default Value 2

Group policy mapping:

Name Value
Name ComplianceDeadline
Friendly Name Specify deadlines for automatic updates and restarts
Element Name Grace period (days)
Location Computer Configuration
Path Windows Components > Windows Update > Manage end user experience
Registry Key Name Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate
ADMX File Name WindowsUpdate.admx

ConfigureDeadlineGracePeriodForFeatureUpdates

Scope Editions Applicable OS
✔️ Device
❌ User
❌ Home
✔️ Pro
✔️ Enterprise
✔️ Education
✔️ Windows SE
✔️ Windows 10, version 1809 [10.0.17763.1852] and later
✔️ Windows 10, version 1909 [10.0.18363.1474] and later
✔️ Windows 10, version 2004 [10.0.19041.906] and later
✔️ Windows 10, version 2009 [10.0.19042.906] and later
✔️ Windows 11, version 21H2 [10.0.22000] and later
./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Update/ConfigureDeadlineGracePeriodForFeatureUpdates

Minimum number of days from update installation until restarts occur automatically for feature updates. This policy only takes effect when Update/ConfigureDeadlineForFeatureUpdates is configured. If Update/ConfigureDeadlineForFeatureUpdates is configured but this policy is not, then the value configured by Update/ConfigureDeadlineGracePeriod will be used. If Update/ConfigureDeadlineGracePeriod is also not configured, then the default value of 7 days will take effect.

Description framework properties:

Property name Property value
Format int
Access Type Add, Delete, Get, Replace
Allowed Values Range: [0-7]
Default Value 7

Group policy mapping:

Name Value
Name ComplianceDeadline
Friendly Name Specify deadlines for automatic updates and restarts
Element Name Grace Period (days)
Location Computer Configuration
Path Windows Components > Windows Update > Manage end user experience
Registry Key Name Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate
ADMX File Name WindowsUpdate.admx

ConfigureDeadlineNoAutoReboot

Scope Editions Applicable OS
✔️ Device
❌ User
❌ Home
✔️ Pro
✔️ Enterprise
✔️ Education
✔️ Windows SE
✔️ Windows 10, version 1903 [10.0.18362] and later
./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Update/ConfigureDeadlineNoAutoReboot

When enabled, devices will not automatically restart outside of active hours until the deadline and grace period have expired, even if an update is ready for restart. When disabled, an automatic restart may be attempted outside of active hours after update is ready for restart before the deadline is reached. Takes effect only if Update/ConfigureDeadlineForQualityUpdates or Update/ConfigureDeadlineForFeatureUpdates is configured.

Description framework properties:

Property name Property value
Format int
Access Type Add, Delete, Get, Replace
Default Value 0

Allowed values:

Value Description
0 (Default) Disabled.
1 Enabled.

Group policy mapping:

Name Value
Name ComplianceDeadline
Friendly Name Specify deadlines for automatic updates and restarts
Element Name Don't auto-restart until end of grace period
Location Computer Configuration
Path Windows Components > Windows Update > Manage end user experience
Registry Key Name Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate
ADMX File Name WindowsUpdate.admx

ConfigureFeatureUpdateUninstallPeriod

Scope Editions Applicable OS
✔️ Device
❌ User
❌ Home
✔️ Pro
✔️ Enterprise
✔️ Education
✔️ Windows SE
✔️ Windows 10, version 1803 [10.0.17134] and later
./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Update/ConfigureFeatureUpdateUninstallPeriod

Enable enterprises/IT admin to configure feature update uninstall period

Description framework properties:

Property name Property value
Format int
Access Type Add, Delete, Get, Replace
Allowed Values Range: [2-60]
Default Value 10

NoUpdateNotificationsDuringActiveHours

Scope Editions Applicable OS
✔️ Device
❌ User
❌ Home
✔️ Pro
✔️ Enterprise
✔️ Education
✔️ Windows SE
✔️ Windows 11, version 22H2 [10.0.22621] and later
./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Update/NoUpdateNotificationsDuringActiveHours

0 (default) - Use the default Windows Update notifications 1 - Turn off all notifications, excluding restart warnings 2 - Turn off all notifications, including restart warnings

This policy allows you to define what Windows Update notifications users see. This policy doesn't control how and when updates are downloaded and installed.

Important if you choose not to get update notifications and also define other Group policy so that devices aren't automatically getting updates, neither you nor device users will be aware of critical security, quality, or feature updates, and your devices may be at risk.

If you select "Apply only during active hours" in conjunction with Option 1 or 2, then notifications will only be disabled during active hours. You can set active hours by setting "Turn off auto-restart for updates during active hours" or allow the device to set active hours based on user behavior. To ensure that the device stays secure, a notification will still be shown if this option is selected once "Specify deadlines for automatic updates and restarts" deadline has been reached if configured, regardless of active hours.

Note

This policy can be used in conjunction with Update/ActiveHoursStart and Update/ActiveHoursEnd policies to ensure that the end user sees no update notifications during active hours until deadline is reached. If no active hour period is configured then this will apply to the intelligent active hours window calculated on the device.

Description framework properties:

Property name Property value
Format int
Access Type Add, Delete, Get, Replace
Default Value 0

Allowed values:

Value Description
0 (Default) Disabled.
1 Enabled.

Group policy mapping:

Name Value
Name UpdateNotificationLevel
Friendly Name Display options for update notifications
Element Name Apply only during active hours
Location Computer Configuration
Path Windows Components > Windows Update > Manage end user experience
Registry Key Name Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate
ADMX File Name WindowsUpdate.admx

ScheduledInstallDay

Scope Editions Applicable OS
✔️ Device
❌ User
❌ Home
✔️ Pro
✔️ Enterprise
✔️ Education
✔️ Windows SE
✔️ Windows 10, version 1507 [10.0.10240] and later
./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Update/ScheduledInstallDay

Enables the IT admin to schedule the day of the update installation. The data type is a integer.

Note

This policy will only take effect if Update/AllowAutoUpdate has been configured to option 3 or 4 for scheduled installation.

Description framework properties:

Property name Property value
Format int
Access Type Add, Delete, Get, Replace
Default Value 0

Allowed values:

Value Description
0 (Default) Every day.
1 Sunday.
2 Monday.
3 Tuesday.
4 Wednesday.
5 Thursday.
6 Friday.
7 Saturday.

Group policy mapping:

Name Value
Name AutoUpdateCfg
Friendly Name Configure Automatic Updates
Element Name Scheduled install day
Location Computer Configuration
Path Windows Components > Windows Update > Manage end user experience
Registry Key Name Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU
ADMX File Name WindowsUpdate.admx

ScheduledInstallEveryWeek

Scope Editions Applicable OS
✔️ Device
❌ User
❌ Home
✔️ Pro
✔️ Enterprise
✔️ Education
✔️ Windows SE
✔️ Windows 10, version 1709 [10.0.16299] and later
./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Update/ScheduledInstallEveryWeek

Enables the IT admin to schedule the update installation on the every week. Value type is integer.

Note

This policy will only take effect if Update/AllowAutoUpdate has been configured to option 3 or 4 for scheduled installation.

Description framework properties:

Property name Property value
Format int
Access Type Add, Delete, Get, Replace
Default Value 1

Allowed values:

Value Description
0 No update in the schedule.
1 (Default) Update is scheduled every week.

Group policy mapping:

Name Value
Name AutoUpdateCfg
Friendly Name Configure Automatic Updates
Element Name Every week
Location Computer Configuration
Path Windows Components > Windows Update > Manage end user experience
Registry Key Name Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU
ADMX File Name WindowsUpdate.admx

ScheduledInstallFirstWeek

Scope Editions Applicable OS
✔️ Device
❌ User
❌ Home
✔️ Pro
✔️ Enterprise
✔️ Education
✔️ Windows SE
✔️ Windows 10, version 1709 [10.0.16299] and later
./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Update/ScheduledInstallFirstWeek

Enables the IT admin to schedule the update installation on the first week of the month. Value type is integer.

Note

This policy will only take effect if Update/AllowAutoUpdate has been configured to option 3 or 4 for scheduled installation.

Description framework properties:

Property name Property value
Format int
Access Type Add, Delete, Get, Replace
Default Value 0

Allowed values:

Value Description
0 (Default) No update in the schedule.
1 Update is scheduled every first week of the month.

Group policy mapping:

Name Value
Name AutoUpdateCfg
Friendly Name Configure Automatic Updates
Element Name First week of the month
Location Computer Configuration
Path Windows Components > Windows Update > Manage end user experience
Registry Key Name Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU
ADMX File Name WindowsUpdate.admx

ScheduledInstallFourthWeek

Scope Editions Applicable OS
✔️ Device
❌ User
❌ Home
✔️ Pro
✔️ Enterprise
✔️ Education
✔️ Windows SE
✔️ Windows 10, version 1709 [10.0.16299] and later
./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Update/ScheduledInstallFourthWeek

Enables the IT admin to schedule the update installation on the fourth week of the month. Value type is integer.

Note

This policy will only take effect if Update/AllowAutoUpdate has been configured to option 3 or 4 for scheduled installation.

Description framework properties:

Property name Property value
Format int
Access Type Add, Delete, Get, Replace
Default Value 0

Allowed values:

Value Description
0 (Default) No update in the schedule.
1 Update is scheduled every fourth week of the month.

Group policy mapping:

Name Value
Name AutoUpdateCfg
Friendly Name Configure Automatic Updates
Element Name Fourth week of the month
Location Computer Configuration
Path Windows Components > Windows Update > Manage end user experience
Registry Key Name Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU
ADMX File Name WindowsUpdate.admx

ScheduledInstallSecondWeek

Scope Editions Applicable OS
✔️ Device
❌ User
❌ Home
✔️ Pro
✔️ Enterprise
✔️ Education
✔️ Windows SE
✔️ Windows 10, version 1709 [10.0.16299] and later
./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Update/ScheduledInstallSecondWeek

Enables the IT admin to schedule the update installation on the second week of the month. Value type is integer.

Note

This policy will only take effect if Update/AllowAutoUpdate has been configured to option 3 or 4 for scheduled installation.

Description framework properties:

Property name Property value
Format int
Access Type Add, Delete, Get, Replace
Default Value 0

Allowed values:

Value Description
0 (Default) No update in the schedule.
1 Update is scheduled every second week of the month.

Group policy mapping:

Name Value
Name AutoUpdateCfg
Friendly Name Configure Automatic Updates
Element Name Second week of the month
Location Computer Configuration
Path Windows Components > Windows Update > Manage end user experience
Registry Key Name Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU
ADMX File Name WindowsUpdate.admx

ScheduledInstallThirdWeek

Scope Editions Applicable OS
✔️ Device
❌ User
❌ Home
✔️ Pro
✔️ Enterprise
✔️ Education
✔️ Windows SE
✔️ Windows 10, version 1709 [10.0.16299] and later
./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Update/ScheduledInstallThirdWeek

Enables the IT admin to schedule the update installation on the third week of the month. Value type is integer.

Note

This policy will only take effect if Update/AllowAutoUpdate has been configured to option 3 or 4 for scheduled installation.

Description framework properties:

Property name Property value
Format int
Access Type Add, Delete, Get, Replace
Default Value 0

Allowed values:

Value Description
0 (Default) No update in the schedule.
1 Update is scheduled every third week of the month.

Group policy mapping:

Name Value
Name AutoUpdateCfg
Friendly Name Configure Automatic Updates
Element Name Third week of the month
Location Computer Configuration
Path Windows Components > Windows Update > Manage end user experience
Registry Key Name Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU
ADMX File Name WindowsUpdate.admx

ScheduledInstallTime

Scope Editions Applicable OS
✔️ Device
❌ User
❌ Home
✔️ Pro
✔️ Enterprise
✔️ Education
✔️ Windows SE
✔️ Windows 10, version 1507 [10.0.10240] and later
./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Update/ScheduledInstallTime

the IT admin to schedule the time of the update installation. The data type is a integer. Supported values are 0-23, where 0 = 12 AM and 23 = 11 PM. The default value is 3.

Note

  • This policy will only take effect if Update/AllowAutoUpdate has been configured to option 3 or 4 for scheduled installation.
  • There is a window of approximately 30 minutes to allow for higher success rates of installation.

Description framework properties:

Property name Property value
Format int
Access Type Add, Delete, Get, Replace
Allowed Values Range: [0-23]
Default Value 3

Group policy mapping:

Name Value
Name AutoUpdateCfg
Friendly Name Configure Automatic Updates
Element Name Scheduled install time
Location Computer Configuration
Path Windows Components > Windows Update > Manage end user experience
Registry Key Name Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU
ADMX File Name WindowsUpdate.admx

SetDisablePauseUXAccess

Scope Editions Applicable OS
✔️ Device
❌ User
❌ Home
✔️ Pro
✔️ Enterprise
✔️ Education
✔️ Windows SE
✔️ Windows 10, version 1809 [10.0.17763] and later
./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Update/SetDisablePauseUXAccess

This setting allows to remove access to "Pause updates" feature.

Once enabled user access to pause updates is removed.

Description framework properties:

Property name Property value
Format int
Access Type Add, Delete, Get, Replace
Default Value 0

Allowed values:

Value Description
1 Enable.
0 (Default) Disable.

Group policy mapping:

Name Value
Name DisablePauseUXAccess
Friendly Name Remove access to "Pause updates" feature
Location Computer Configuration
Path Windows Components > Windows Update > Manage end user experience
Registry Key Name Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate
Registry Value Name SetDisablePauseUXAccess
ADMX File Name WindowsUpdate.admx

SetDisableUXWUAccess

Scope Editions Applicable OS
✔️ Device
❌ User
❌ Home
✔️ Pro
✔️ Enterprise
✔️ Education
✔️ Windows SE
✔️ Windows 10, version 1809 [10.0.17763] and later
./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Update/SetDisableUXWUAccess

This setting allows you to remove access to scan Windows Update.

  • If you enable this setting user access to Windows Update scan, download and install is removed.

Description framework properties:

Property name Property value
Format int
Access Type Add, Delete, Get, Replace
Default Value 0

Allowed values:

Value Description
0 (Default) Disabled.
1 Enabled.

Group policy mapping:

Name Value
Name DisableUXWUAccess
Friendly Name Remove access to use all Windows Update features
Location Computer Configuration
Path Windows Components > Windows Update > Manage end user experience
Registry Key Name Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate
Registry Value Name SetDisableUXWUAccess
ADMX File Name WindowsUpdate.admx

SetEDURestart

Scope Editions Applicable OS
✔️ Device
❌ User
❌ Home
✔️ Pro
✔️ Enterprise
✔️ Education
✔️ Windows SE
✔️ Windows 10, version 1703 [10.0.15063] and later
./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Update/SetEDURestart

Enabling this policy for EDU devices that remain on Carts overnight will skip power checks to ensure update reboots will happen at the scheduled install time.

Description framework properties:

Property name Property value
Format int
Access Type Add, Delete, Get, Replace
Default Value 0

Allowed values:

Value Description
0 (Default) Not configured.
1 Configured.

Group policy mapping:

Name Value
Name SetEDURestart
Friendly Name Update Power Policy for Cart Restarts
Location Computer Configuration
Path Windows Components > Windows Update > Manage end user experience
Registry Key Name Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate
Registry Value Name SetEDURestart
ADMX File Name WindowsUpdate.admx

UpdateNotificationLevel

Scope Editions Applicable OS
✔️ Device
❌ User
❌ Home
✔️ Pro
✔️ Enterprise
✔️ Education
✔️ Windows SE
✔️ Windows 10, version 1809 [10.0.17763] and later
./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Update/UpdateNotificationLevel

0 (default) - Use the default Windows Update notifications 1 - Turn off all notifications, excluding restart warnings 2 - Turn off all notifications, including restart warnings

This policy allows you to define what Windows Update notifications users see. This policy doesn't control how and when updates are downloaded and installed.

Important if you choose not to get update notifications and also define other Group policy so that devices aren't automatically getting updates, neither you nor device users will be aware of critical security, quality, or feature updates, and your devices may be at risk.

If you select "Apply only during active hours" in conjunction with Option 1 or 2, then notifications will only be disabled during active hours. You can set active hours by setting "Turn off auto-restart for updates during active hours" or allow the device to set active hours based on user behavior. To ensure that the device stays secure, a notification will still be shown if this option is selected once "Specify deadlines for automatic updates and restarts" deadline has been reached if configured, regardless of active hours.

Description framework properties:

Property name Property value
Format int
Access Type Add, Delete, Get, Replace
Default Value 0

Allowed values:

Value Description
0 (Default) Use the default Windows Update notifications.
1 Turn off all notifications, excluding restart warnings.
2 Turn off all notifications, including restart warnings.

Group policy mapping:

Name Value
Name UpdateNotificationLevel
Friendly Name Display options for update notifications
Location Computer Configuration
Path Windows Components > Windows Update > Manage end user experience
Registry Key Name Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate
Registry Value Name SetUpdateNotificationLevel
ADMX File Name WindowsUpdate.admx

Legacy Policies

AutoRestartDeadlinePeriodInDays

Scope Editions Applicable OS
✔️ Device
❌ User
❌ Home
✔️ Pro
✔️ Enterprise
✔️ Education
✔️ Windows SE
✔️ Windows 10, version 1607 [10.0.14393] and later
./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Update/AutoRestartDeadlinePeriodInDays

Specify the deadline before the PC will automatically restart to apply updates. The deadline can be set 2 to 14 days past the default restart date.

The restart may happen inside active hours.

  • If you disable or do not configure this policy, the PC will restart according to the default schedule.

Enabling either of the following two policies will override the above policy:

  1. No auto-restart with logged on users for scheduled automatic updates installations.
  2. Always automatically restart at scheduled time.

Description framework properties:

Property name Property value
Format int
Access Type Add, Delete, Get, Replace
Allowed Values Range: [2-30]
Default Value 7

Group policy mapping:

Name Value
Name AutoRestartDeadline
Friendly Name Specify deadline before auto-restart for update installation
Element Name Quality Updates (days)
Location Computer Configuration
Path Windows Components > Windows Update > Legacy Policies
Registry Key Name Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate
ADMX File Name WindowsUpdate.admx

AutoRestartDeadlinePeriodInDaysForFeatureUpdates

Scope Editions Applicable OS
✔️ Device
❌ User
❌ Home
✔️ Pro
✔️ Enterprise
✔️ Education
✔️ Windows SE
✔️ Windows 10, version 1809 [10.0.17763] and later
./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Update/AutoRestartDeadlinePeriodInDaysForFeatureUpdates

Specify the deadline before the PC will automatically restart to apply updates. The deadline can be set 2 to 14 days past the default restart date.

The restart may happen inside active hours.

  • If you disable or do not configure this policy, the PC will restart according to the default schedule.

Enabling either of the following two policies will override the above policy:

  1. No auto-restart with logged on users for scheduled automatic updates installations.
  2. Always automatically restart at scheduled time.

Description framework properties:

Property name Property value
Format int
Access Type Add, Delete, Get, Replace
Allowed Values Range: [2-30]
Default Value 7

Group policy mapping:

Name Value
Name AutoRestartDeadline
Friendly Name Specify deadline before auto-restart for update installation
Element Name Feature Updates (days)
Location Computer Configuration
Path Windows Components > Windows Update > Legacy Policies
Registry Key Name Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate
ADMX File Name WindowsUpdate.admx

AutoRestartNotificationSchedule

Scope Editions Applicable OS
✔️ Device
❌ User
❌ Home
✔️ Pro
✔️ Enterprise
✔️ Education
✔️ Windows SE
✔️ Windows 10, version 1703 [10.0.15063] and later
./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Update/AutoRestartNotificationSchedule

Allows the IT Admin to specify the period for auto-restart reminder notifications. The default value is 15 (minutes).

Description framework properties:

Property name Property value
Format int
Access Type Add, Delete, Get, Replace
Default Value 15

Allowed values:

Value Description
15 (Default) 15 Minutes.
30 30 Minutes.
60 60 Minutes.
120 120 Minutes.
240 240 Minutes.

Group policy mapping:

Name Value
Name AutoRestartNotificationConfig
Friendly Name Configure auto-restart reminder notifications for updates
Element Name Period (min)
Location Computer Configuration
Path Windows Components > Windows Update > Legacy Policies
Registry Key Name Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate
ADMX File Name WindowsUpdate.admx

AutoRestartRequiredNotificationDismissal

Scope Editions Applicable OS
✔️ Device
❌ User
❌ Home
✔️ Pro
✔️ Enterprise
✔️ Education
✔️ Windows SE
✔️ Windows 10, version 1703 [10.0.15063] and later
./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Update/AutoRestartRequiredNotificationDismissal

Enable this policy to specify the method by which the auto-restart required notification is dismissed. When a restart is required to install updates, the auto-restart required notification is displayed. By default, the notification is automatically dismissed after 25 seconds.

The method can be set to require user action to dismiss the notification.

  • If you disable or do not configure this policy, the default method will be used.

Description framework properties:

Property name Property value
Format int
Access Type Add, Delete, Get, Replace
Default Value 1

Allowed values:

Value Description
1 (Default) Auto Dismissal.
2 User Dismissal.

Group policy mapping:

Name Value
Name AutoRestartRequiredNotificationDismissal
Friendly Name Configure auto-restart required notification for updates
Element Name Method
Location Computer Configuration
Path Windows Components > Windows Update > Legacy Policies
Registry Key Name Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate
ADMX File Name WindowsUpdate.admx

DeferUpdatePeriod

Scope Editions Applicable OS
✔️ Device
❌ User
❌ Home
✔️ Pro
✔️ Enterprise
✔️ Education
✔️ Windows SE
✔️ Windows 10, version 1607 [10.0.14393] and later
./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Update/DeferUpdatePeriod

Note

Don't use this policy in Windows 10, version 1607 devices, instead use the new policies listed in Changes in Windows 10, version 1607 for update management. You can continue to use DeferUpdatePeriod for Windows 10, version 1511 devices.

Allows IT Admins to specify update delays for up to four weeks. Supported values are 0-4, which refers to the number of weeks to defer updates.

  • If the Specify intranet Microsoft update service location policy is enabled, then the "Defer upgrades by", "Defer updates by" and "Pause Updates and Upgrades" settings have no effect.
  • If the Allow Telemetry policy is enabled and the Options value is set to 0, then the "Defer upgrades by", "Defer updates by" and "Pause Updates and Upgrades" settings have no effect.

OS upgrade:

  • Maximum deferral: Eight months
  • Deferral increment: One month
  • Update type/notes:
    • Upgrade - 3689BDC8-B205-4AF4-8D4A-A63924C5E9D5

Update:

  • Maximum deferral: One month

  • Deferral increment: One week

  • Update type/notes: If a machine has Microsoft Update enabled, any Microsoft Updates in these categories will also observe Defer / Pause logic:

    • Security Update - 0FA1201D-4330-4FA8-8AE9-B877473B6441
    • Critical Update - E6CF1350-C01B-414D-A61F-263D14D133B4
    • Update Rollup - 28BC880E-0592-4CBF-8F95-C79B17911D5F
    • Service Pack - 68C5B0A3-D1A6-4553-AE49-01D3A7827828
    • Tools - B4832BD8-E735-4761-8DAF-37F882276DAB
    • Feature Pack - B54E7D24-7ADD-428F-8B75-90A396FA584F
    • Update - CD5FFD1E-E932-4E3A-BF74-18BF0B1BBD83
    • Driver - EBFC1FC5-71A4-4F7B-9ACA-3B9A503104A0

Other/can't defer:

  • Maximum deferral: No deferral
  • Deferral increment: No deferral
  • Update type/notes: Any update category not enumerated above falls into this category. - Definition Update - E0789628-CE08-4437-BE74-2495B842F43B

Description framework properties:

Property name Property value
Format int
Access Type Add, Delete, Get, Replace
Allowed Values Range: [0-4]
Default Value 0

Group policy mapping:

Name Value
Name DeferUpgrade
Path WindowsUpdate > AT > WindowsComponents > WindowsUpdateCat
Element Name DeferUpdatePeriodId

DeferUpgradePeriod

Scope Editions Applicable OS
✔️ Device
❌ User
❌ Home
✔️ Pro
✔️ Enterprise
✔️ Education
✔️ Windows SE
✔️ Windows 10, version 1607 [10.0.14393] and later
./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Update/DeferUpgradePeriod

Allows IT Admins to specify additional upgrade delays for up to 8 months. Supported values are 0-8, which refers to the number of months to defer upgrades.

  • If the Specify intranet Microsoft update service location policy is enabled, then the Defer upgrades by, Defer updates by and Pause Updates and Upgrades settings have no effect.
  • If the Allow Telemetry policy is enabled and the Options value is set to 0, then the Defer upgrades by, Defer updates by and Pause Updates and Upgrades settings have no effect.

Note

Don't use this policy in Windows 10, version 1607 devices, instead use the new policies listed in Changes in Windows 10, version 1607 for update management. You can continue to use DeferUpgradePeriod for Windows 10, version 1511 devices.

Description framework properties:

Property name Property value
Format int
Access Type Add, Delete, Get, Replace
Allowed Values Range: [0-8]
Default Value 0

Group policy mapping:

Name Value
Name DeferUpgrade
Path WindowsUpdate > AT > WindowsComponents > WindowsUpdateCat
Element Name DeferUpgradePeriodId

DisableDualScan

Scope Editions Applicable OS
✔️ Device
❌ User
❌ Home
✔️ Pro
✔️ Enterprise
✔️ Education
✔️ Windows SE
✔️ Windows 10, version 1607 [10.0.14393] and later
./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Update/DisableDualScan

Enable this policy to not allow update deferral policies to cause scans against Windows Update.

If this policy is disabled or not configured, then the Windows Update client may initiate automatic scans against Windows Update while update deferral policies are enabled.

Note

This policy applies only when the intranet Microsoft update service this computer is directed to is configured to support client-side targeting. If the "Specify intranet Microsoft update service location" policy is disabled or not configured, this policy has no effect.

Note

For more information about dual scan, see Demystifying "Dual Scan" and Improving Dual Scan on 1607.

Description framework properties:

Property name Property value
Format int
Access Type Add, Delete, Get, Replace
Default Value 0

Allowed values:

Value Description
0 (Default) Allow scan against Windows Update.
1 Do not allow update deferral policies to cause scans against Windows Update.

Group policy mapping:

Name Value
Name DisableDualScan
Friendly Name Do not allow update deferral policies to cause scans against Windows Update
Location Computer Configuration
Path Windows Components > Windows Update > Legacy Policies
Registry Key Name Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate
Registry Value Name DisableDualScan
ADMX File Name WindowsUpdate.admx

EngagedRestartDeadline

Scope Editions Applicable OS
✔️ Device
❌ User
❌ Home
✔️ Pro
✔️ Enterprise
✔️ Education
✔️ Windows SE
✔️ Windows 10, version 1703 [10.0.15063] and later
./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Update/EngagedRestartDeadline

Enable this policy to control the timing before transitioning from Auto restarts scheduled outside of active hours to Engaged restart, which requires the user to schedule. The period can be set between 0 and 30 days from the time the restart becomes pending.

You can specify the number of days a user can snooze Engaged restart reminder notifications. The snooze period can be set between 1 and 3 days.

You can specify the deadline in days before automatically scheduling and executing a pending restart regardless of active hours. The deadline can be set between 2 and 30 days from the time the restart becomes pending. If configured, the pending restart will transition from Auto-restart to Engaged restart (pending user schedule) to automatically executed, within the specified period.

If you do not specify a deadline or if the deadline is set to 0, the PC won't automatically restart and will require the person to schedule it prior to restart.

  • If you disable or do not configure this policy, the PC will restart following the default schedule.

Enabling any of the following policies will override the above policy:

  1. No auto-restart with logged on users for scheduled automatic updates installations

  2. Always automatically restart at scheduled time

  3. Specify deadline before auto-restart for update installation

Description framework properties:

Property name Property value
Format int
Access Type Add, Delete, Get, Replace
Allowed Values Range: [2-30]
Default Value 14

Group policy mapping:

Name Value
Name EngagedRestartTransitionSchedule
Friendly Name Specify Engaged restart transition and notification schedule for updates
Element Name Deadline (days)
Location Computer Configuration
Path Windows Components > Windows Update > Legacy Policies
Registry Key Name Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate
ADMX File Name WindowsUpdate.admx

EngagedRestartDeadlineForFeatureUpdates

Scope Editions Applicable OS
✔️ Device
❌ User
❌ Home
✔️ Pro
✔️ Enterprise
✔️ Education
✔️ Windows SE
✔️ Windows 10, version 1809 [10.0.17763] and later
./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Update/EngagedRestartDeadlineForFeatureUpdates

Enable this policy to control the timing before transitioning from Auto restarts scheduled outside of active hours to Engaged restart, which requires the user to schedule. The period can be set between 0 and 30 days from the time the restart becomes pending.

You can specify the number of days a user can snooze Engaged restart reminder notifications. The snooze period can be set between 1 and 3 days.

You can specify the deadline in days before automatically scheduling and executing a pending restart regardless of active hours. The deadline can be set between 2 and 30 days from the time the restart becomes pending. If configured, the pending restart will transition from Auto-restart to Engaged restart (pending user schedule) to automatically executed, within the specified period.

If you do not specify a deadline or if the deadline is set to 0, the PC won't automatically restart and will require the person to schedule it prior to restart.

  • If you disable or do not configure this policy, the PC will restart following the default schedule.

Enabling any of the following policies will override the above policy:

  1. No auto-restart with logged on users for scheduled automatic updates installations

  2. Always automatically restart at scheduled time

  3. Specify deadline before auto-restart for update installation

Description framework properties:

Property name Property value
Format int
Access Type Add, Delete, Get, Replace
Allowed Values Range: [2-30]
Default Value 14

Group policy mapping:

Name Value
Name EngagedRestartTransitionSchedule
Friendly Name Specify Engaged restart transition and notification schedule for updates
Element Name Deadline (days)
Location Computer Configuration
Path Windows Components > Windows Update > Legacy Policies
Registry Key Name Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate
ADMX File Name WindowsUpdate.admx

EngagedRestartSnoozeSchedule

Scope Editions Applicable OS
✔️ Device
❌ User
❌ Home
✔️ Pro
✔️ Enterprise
✔️ Education
✔️ Windows SE
✔️ Windows 10, version 1703 [10.0.15063] and later
./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Update/EngagedRestartSnoozeSchedule

Enable this policy to control the timing before transitioning from Auto restarts scheduled outside of active hours to Engaged restart, which requires the user to schedule. The period can be set between 0 and 30 days from the time the restart becomes pending.

You can specify the number of days a user can snooze Engaged restart reminder notifications. The snooze period can be set between 1 and 3 days.

You can specify the deadline in days before automatically scheduling and executing a pending restart regardless of active hours. The deadline can be set between 2 and 30 days from the time the restart becomes pending. If configured, the pending restart will transition from Auto-restart to Engaged restart (pending user schedule) to automatically executed, within the specified period.

If you do not specify a deadline or if the deadline is set to 0, the PC won't automatically restart and will require the person to schedule it prior to restart.

  • If you disable or do not configure this policy, the PC will restart following the default schedule.

Enabling any of the following policies will override the above policy:

  1. No auto-restart with logged on users for scheduled automatic updates installations

  2. Always automatically restart at scheduled time

  3. Specify deadline before auto-restart for update installation

Description framework properties:

Property name Property value
Format int
Access Type Add, Delete, Get, Replace
Allowed Values Range: [1-3]
Default Value 3

Group policy mapping:

Name Value
Name EngagedRestartTransitionSchedule
Friendly Name Specify Engaged restart transition and notification schedule for updates
Element Name Snooze (days)
Location Computer Configuration
Path Windows Components > Windows Update > Legacy Policies
Registry Key Name Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate
ADMX File Name WindowsUpdate.admx

EngagedRestartSnoozeScheduleForFeatureUpdates

Scope Editions Applicable OS
✔️ Device
❌ User
❌ Home
✔️ Pro
✔️ Enterprise
✔️ Education
✔️ Windows SE
✔️ Windows 10, version 1809 [10.0.17763] and later
./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Update/EngagedRestartSnoozeScheduleForFeatureUpdates

Enable this policy to control the timing before transitioning from Auto restarts scheduled outside of active hours to Engaged restart, which requires the user to schedule. The period can be set between 0 and 30 days from the time the restart becomes pending.

You can specify the number of days a user can snooze Engaged restart reminder notifications. The snooze period can be set between 1 and 3 days.

You can specify the deadline in days before automatically scheduling and executing a pending restart regardless of active hours. The deadline can be set between 2 and 30 days from the time the restart becomes pending. If configured, the pending restart will transition from Auto-restart to Engaged restart (pending user schedule) to automatically executed, within the specified period.

If you do not specify a deadline or if the deadline is set to 0, the PC won't automatically restart and will require the person to schedule it prior to restart.

  • If you disable or do not configure this policy, the PC will restart following the default schedule.

Enabling any of the following policies will override the above policy:

  1. No auto-restart with logged on users for scheduled automatic updates installations

  2. Always automatically restart at scheduled time

  3. Specify deadline before auto-restart for update installation

Description framework properties:

Property name Property value
Format int
Access Type Add, Delete, Get, Replace
Allowed Values Range: [1-3]
Default Value 3

Group policy mapping:

Name Value
Name EngagedRestartTransitionSchedule
Friendly Name Specify Engaged restart transition and notification schedule for updates
Element Name Snooze (days)
Location Computer Configuration
Path Windows Components > Windows Update > Legacy Policies
Registry Key Name Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate
ADMX File Name WindowsUpdate.admx

EngagedRestartTransitionSchedule

Scope Editions Applicable OS
✔️ Device
❌ User
❌ Home
✔️ Pro
✔️ Enterprise
✔️ Education
✔️ Windows SE
✔️ Windows 10, version 1703 [10.0.15063] and later
./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Update/EngagedRestartTransitionSchedule

Enable this policy to control the timing before transitioning from Auto restarts scheduled outside of active hours to Engaged restart, which requires the user to schedule. The period can be set between 0 and 30 days from the time the restart becomes pending.

You can specify the number of days a user can snooze Engaged restart reminder notifications. The snooze period can be set between 1 and 3 days.

You can specify the deadline in days before automatically scheduling and executing a pending restart regardless of active hours. The deadline can be set between 2 and 30 days from the time the restart becomes pending. If configured, the pending restart will transition from Auto-restart to Engaged restart (pending user schedule) to automatically executed, within the specified period.

If you do not specify a deadline or if the deadline is set to 0, the PC won't automatically restart and will require the person to schedule it prior to restart.

  • If you disable or do not configure this policy, the PC will restart following the default schedule.

Enabling any of the following policies will override the above policy:

  1. No auto-restart with logged on users for scheduled automatic updates installations

  2. Always automatically restart at scheduled time

  3. Specify deadline before auto-restart for update installation

Description framework properties:

Property name Property value
Format int
Access Type Add, Delete, Get, Replace
Allowed Values Range: [0-30]
Default Value 7

Group policy mapping:

Name Value
Name EngagedRestartTransitionSchedule
Friendly Name Specify Engaged restart transition and notification schedule for updates
Element Name Transition (days)
Location Computer Configuration
Path Windows Components > Windows Update > Legacy Policies
Registry Key Name Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate
ADMX File Name WindowsUpdate.admx

EngagedRestartTransitionScheduleForFeatureUpdates

Scope Editions Applicable OS
✔️ Device
❌ User
❌ Home
✔️ Pro
✔️ Enterprise
✔️ Education
✔️ Windows SE
✔️ Windows 10, version 1809 [10.0.17763] and later
./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Update/EngagedRestartTransitionScheduleForFeatureUpdates

Enable this policy to control the timing before transitioning from Auto restarts scheduled outside of active hours to Engaged restart, which requires the user to schedule. The period can be set between 0 and 30 days from the time the restart becomes pending.

You can specify the number of days a user can snooze Engaged restart reminder notifications. The snooze period can be set between 1 and 3 days.

You can specify the deadline in days before automatically scheduling and executing a pending restart regardless of active hours. The deadline can be set between 2 and 30 days from the time the restart becomes pending. If configured, the pending restart will transition from Auto-restart to Engaged restart (pending user schedule) to automatically executed, within the specified period.

If you do not specify a deadline or if the deadline is set to 0, the PC won't automatically restart and will require the person to schedule it prior to restart.

  • If you disable or do not configure this policy, the PC will restart following the default schedule.

Enabling any of the following policies will override the above policy:

  1. No auto-restart with logged on users for scheduled automatic updates installations

  2. Always automatically restart at scheduled time

  3. Specify deadline before auto-restart for update installation

Description framework properties:

Property name Property value
Format int
Access Type Add, Delete, Get, Replace
Allowed Values Range: [0-30]
Default Value 7

Group policy mapping:

Name Value
Name EngagedRestartTransitionSchedule
Friendly Name Specify Engaged restart transition and notification schedule for updates
Element Name Transition (days)
Location Computer Configuration
Path Windows Components > Windows Update > Legacy Policies
Registry Key Name Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate
ADMX File Name WindowsUpdate.admx

IgnoreMOAppDownloadLimit

Scope Editions Applicable OS
✔️ Device
❌ User
❌ Home
✔️ Pro
✔️ Enterprise
✔️ Education
✔️ Windows SE
✔️ Windows 10, version 1703 [10.0.15063] and later
./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Update/IgnoreMOAppDownloadLimit

Specifies whether to ignore the MO download limit (allow unlimited downloading) over a cellular network for apps and their updates. If lower-level limits (for example, mobile caps) are required, those limits are controlled by external policies.

Warning

Setting this policy might cause devices to incur costs from MO operators.

To validate this policy:

  1. Enable the policy and ensure the device is on a cellular network.

  2. Run the scheduled task on your device to check for app updates in the background. For example, on a device, run the following commands in TShell:

    exec-device schtasks.exe -arguments '/run /tn "\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\Automatic App Update" /I'
    

Description framework properties:

Property name Property value
Format int
Access Type Add, Delete, Get, Replace
Default Value 0

Allowed values:

Value Description
0 (Default) Do not ignore MO download limit for apps and their updates.
1 Ignore MO download limit (allow unlimited downloading) for apps and their updates.

IgnoreMOUpdateDownloadLimit

Scope Editions Applicable OS
✔️ Device
❌ User
❌ Home
✔️ Pro
✔️ Enterprise
✔️ Education
✔️ Windows SE
✔️ Windows 10, version 1703 [10.0.15063] and later
./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Update/IgnoreMOUpdateDownloadLimit

Specifies whether to ignore the MO download limit (allow unlimited downloading) over a cellular network for OS updates. If lower-level limits (for example, mobile caps) are required, those limits are controlled by external policies.

Warning

Setting this policy might cause devices to incur costs from MO operators.

To validate this policy:

  1. Enable the policy and ensure the device is on a cellular network.

  2. Run the scheduled task on your device to check for app updates in the background. For example, on a device, run the following commands in TShell:

    exec-device schtasks.exe -arguments '/run /tn "\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\Automatic App Update" /I'
    

Description framework properties:

Property name Property value
Format int
Access Type Add, Delete, Get, Replace
Default Value 0

Allowed values:

Value Description
0 (Default) Do not ignore MO download limit for OS updates.
1 Ignore MO download limit (allow unlimited downloading) for OS updates.

PauseDeferrals

Scope Editions Applicable OS
✔️ Device
❌ User
❌ Home
✔️ Pro
✔️ Enterprise
✔️ Education
✔️ Windows SE
✔️ Windows 10, version 1607 [10.0.14393] and later
./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Update/PauseDeferrals

Note

Don't use this policy in Windows 10, version 1607 devices, instead use the new policies listed in Changes in Windows 10, version 1607 for update management. You can continue to use PauseDeferrals for Windows 10, version 1511 devices. Allows IT Admins to pause updates and upgrades for up to 5 weeks. Paused deferrals will be reset after 5 weeks. If the Specify intranet Microsoft update service location policy is enabled, then the Defer upgrades by, Defer updates by and Pause Updates and Upgrades settings have no effect. If the Allow Telemetry policy is enabled and the Options value is set to 0, then the Defer upgrades by, Defer updates by and Pause Updates and Upgrades settings have no effect.

Description framework properties:

Property name Property value
Format int
Access Type Add, Delete, Get, Replace
Default Value 0

Allowed values:

Value Description
0 (Default) Deferrals are not paused.
1 Deferrals are paused.

Group policy mapping:

Name Value
Name DeferUpgrade
Path WindowsUpdate > AT > WindowsComponents > WindowsUpdateCat
Element Name PauseDeferralsId

PhoneUpdateRestrictions

Scope Editions Applicable OS
✔️ Device
❌ User
❌ Home
✔️ Pro
✔️ Enterprise
✔️ Education
✔️ Windows SE
✔️ Windows 10, version 1703 [10.0.15063] and later
./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Update/PhoneUpdateRestrictions

This policy is deprecated. Use Update/RequireUpdateApproval instead.

Description framework properties:

Property name Property value
Format int
Access Type Add, Delete, Get, Replace
Allowed Values Range: [0-4]
Default Value 4

RequireDeferUpgrade

Scope Editions Applicable OS
✔️ Device
❌ User
❌ Home
✔️ Pro
✔️ Enterprise
✔️ Education
✔️ Windows SE
✔️ Windows 10, version 1607 [10.0.14393] and later
./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Update/RequireDeferUpgrade

Note

Don't use this policy in Windows 10, version 1607 devices, instead use the new policies listed in Changes in Windows 10, version 1607 for update management. You can continue to use RequireDeferUpgrade for Windows 10, version 1511 devices. Allows the IT admin to set a device to Semi-Annual Channel train.

Description framework properties:

Property name Property value
Format int
Access Type Add, Delete, Get, Replace
Default Value 0

Allowed values:

Value Description
0 (Default) User gets upgrades from Semi-Annual Channel (Targeted).
1 User gets upgrades from Semi-Annual Channel.

Group policy mapping:

Name Value
Name DeferUpgrade
Path WindowsUpdate > AT > WindowsComponents > WindowsUpdateCat
Element Name DeferUpgradePeriodId

RequireUpdateApproval

Scope Editions Applicable OS
✔️ Device
❌ User
❌ Home
✔️ Pro
✔️ Enterprise
✔️ Education
✔️ Windows SE
✔️ Windows 10, version 1507 [10.0.10240] and later
./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Update/RequireUpdateApproval

Note

If you previously used the Update/PhoneUpdateRestrictions policy in previous versions of Windows, it has been deprecated. Please use this policy instead. Allows the IT admin to restrict the updates that are installed on a device to only those on an update approval list. It enables IT to accept the End User License Agreement (EULA) associated with the approved update on behalf of the end-user. EULAs are approved once an update is approved.

Description framework properties:

Property name Property value
Format int
Access Type Add, Delete, Get, Replace
Default Value 0

Allowed values:

Value Description
0 (Default) Not configured. The device installs all applicable updates.
1 The device only installs updates that are both applicable and on the Approved Updates list. Set this policy to 1 if IT wants to control the deployment of updates on devices, such as when testing is required prior to deployment.

ScheduleImminentRestartWarning

Scope Editions Applicable OS
✔️ Device
❌ User
❌ Home
✔️ Pro
✔️ Enterprise
✔️ Education
✔️ Windows SE
✔️ Windows 10, version 1703 [10.0.15063] and later
./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Update/ScheduleImminentRestartWarning

Allows the IT Admin to specify the period for auto-restart imminent warning notifications. The default value is 15 (minutes).

Description framework properties:

Property name Property value
Format int
Access Type Add, Delete, Get, Replace
Default Value 15

Allowed values:

Value Description
15 (Default) 15 Minutes.
30 30 Minutes.
60 60 Minutes.

Group policy mapping:

Name Value
Name RestartWarnRemind
Friendly Name Configure auto-restart warning notifications schedule for updates
Element Name Warning (mins)
Location Computer Configuration
Path Windows Components > Windows Update > Legacy Policies
Registry Key Name Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate
ADMX File Name WindowsUpdate.admx

ScheduleRestartWarning

Scope Editions Applicable OS
✔️ Device
❌ User
❌ Home
✔️ Pro
✔️ Enterprise
✔️ Education
✔️ Windows SE
✔️ Windows 10, version 1703 [10.0.15063] and later
./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Update/ScheduleRestartWarning

Enable this policy to control when notifications are displayed to warn users about a scheduled restart for the update installation deadline. Users are not able to postpone the scheduled restart once the deadline has been reached and the restart is automatically executed.

Specifies the amount of time prior to a scheduled restart to display the warning reminder to the user.

You can specify the amount of time prior to a scheduled restart to notify the user that the auto restart is imminent to allow them time to save their work.

  • If you disable or do not configure this policy, the default notification behaviors will be used.

Description framework properties:

Property name Property value
Format int
Access Type Add, Delete, Get, Replace
Default Value 4

Allowed values:

Value Description
2 2 Hours.
4 (Default) 4 Hours.
8 8 Hours.
12 12 Hours.
24 24 Hours.

Group policy mapping:

Name Value
Name RestartWarnRemind
Friendly Name Configure auto-restart warning notifications schedule for updates
Element Name Reminder (hours)
Location Computer Configuration
Path Windows Components > Windows Update > Legacy Policies
Registry Key Name Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate
ADMX File Name WindowsUpdate.admx

SetAutoRestartNotificationDisable

Scope Editions Applicable OS
✔️ Device
❌ User
❌ Home
✔️ Pro
✔️ Enterprise
✔️ Education
✔️ Windows SE
✔️ Windows 10, version 1703 [10.0.15063] and later
./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Update/SetAutoRestartNotificationDisable

Allows the IT Admin to disable auto-restart notifications for update installations.

Description framework properties:

Property name Property value
Format int
Access Type Add, Delete, Get, Replace
Default Value 0

Allowed values:

Value Description
0 (Default) Enabled.
1 Disabled.

Group policy mapping:

Name Value
Name AutoRestartNotificationDisable
Friendly Name Turn off auto-restart notifications for update installations
Location Computer Configuration
Path Windows Components > Windows Update > Legacy Policies
Registry Key Name Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate
ADMX File Name WindowsUpdate.admx

Policy configuration service provider