This document provides you with steps required to disable the Windows Automatic Updates feature. The Automatic Updates feature provides you with updates for your Microsoft Windows operating system and its components like Internet Explorer. Now that you are using Patch Manager Plus to achieve controlled patching and patch prioritization, you can go ahead an disable the windows automatic updates.
The 105427 patch can be used to disable the Windows Automatic updates across all versions of the Windows OS's starting from Windows XP up to the latest, inclusive of Server OS's.
While choosing the target to deploy this patch, select "all domains" to ensure install this patch in machines that will be joining the network in the future as well.
To confirm the settings successfully configured in the agent, Check the following steps
You have successfully disabled Windows Automatic Updates feature by deploying a patch, with no manual intervention.
'Disable Automatic Updates' has been configured as a local group policy. So make sure you have not configured the same as a Domain policy as it will be overwritten.
At any point in time if you would like to Enable the Windows Automatic Updates again. Then you can deploy the patch 107896 using Patch Manager Plus to do so.
If you would like to Enable the Check for Updates option again. Then you can deploy the patch 107900 using Patch Manager Plus to do so.