Windows 10 Update Blocker – A GPO to Disable Updates in Windows 10
Windows 10 updates come in two flavors, Optional and Recommended. Optional updates are updates that are not required, but are offered to users as an option. Recommended updates are updates that are recommended, but are not required.
Windows 10 Update Blocker is a GPO to disable updates in Windows 10. With this GPO, administrators can disable updates for specific Windows 10 editions, versions, or even for specific builds of Windows 10. This GPO can also be used to force updates to be installed only if they are deemed to be critical updates.
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Steps to block Windows update using GPO
- Open your favourite text editor and create a new GPO (Group Policy Object).
2. In the right-hand pane, click the link that says “Create a GPO in this domain, or in a child domain.”
3. On the next page, enter the name of your new GPO in the Name textbox, and click the Create button.
4. In the left-hand pane, click the link that says “Edit the settings for the GPO.”
5. On the next page, click the link that says “Create the Windows Update policies.”
6. On the next page, click the link that says “Configure Windows Update.”
7. On the next page, click the link that says “Configure Update Settings for Specific Classes of Computers.”
8. In the left-hand pane, click the link that says “Windows Update policies.”
9. On the next page, click the link that says “Computer ConfigurationPoliciesWindows Settings.”
10. On the next page, under the heading “Windows Update,” click the link that says “Windows Update Settings.”
11. On the next page, under the heading “Windows Update Policies,” click the link that says “Prevent Windows Update from installing updates from the Internet.”
12. In the left-hand pane, under the heading “Windows Update Settings,” click the link that
How to use GPO to block Windows update
Windows Update is a great service that comes courtesy of Microsoft. However, there are some times when you may not want to install a Windows update. Maybe you’re working on a project that requires a specific version of a Windows update, or you just don’t have the bandwidth to download and install an entire bunch of updates at once.
If you want to disable or block a Windows update using Group Policy, there are a few things you need to know. First, you need to find the Windows update that you want to disable or block. Once you have found the update, you need to open the Group Policy Management Console (GPMC).
Next, you need to browse to the Administrative TemplatesWindows ComponentsWindows Update folder. Within this folder, you will find two policy settings: one to disable Windows updates, and one to block specific Windows updates.
To disable Windows updates, open the policy setting titled “Disable Windows Update Services” and set the value to “Yes”. To block a specific Windows update, open the policy setting titled “Block updates from specific sources” and add the update name or GUID of the update that you want to block.
Once you have opened the policy settings that you need, you will need to create a Group Policy object (GPO) to apply the changes to your organization. To do this, open the GPMC, right
What is the best way to block Windows update?
Windows Update is a built-in feature of Windows that allows you to keep your computer up-to-date with the latest security and software updates. Whenever Windows Update starts to search for updates, it will show the available update categories (Windows Updates, Security Updates, etc.) and the updates that are available for each category.
If you want to prevent Windows Update from installing any updates, you can use the Windows Update Control Panel to set your preferred settings. You can control which updates are downloaded, installed, or displayed, and you can also set a schedule for when updates are checked for availability.
If you want to disable Windows Update altogether, you can use the Settings app on your computer to turn off the Windows Update service.
How to prevent Windows update using GPO
If you’re not a fan of automatic updates, you can disable them using Group Policy. First, open the Group Policy Management Console (GPMC) and expand the forest Administrative Templates folder. Then, locate the Windows Update folder and open it.
In the Windows Update folder, you’ll see two policy files: one for computer configuration settings (PCS) and one for user configuration settings (UCS). The PCS policy file is the more important of the two. It’s used to configure settings for the entire computer, while the UCS policy file is used to configure settings for individual users or groups of users.
To disable updates using Group Policy, you first need to create a new policy file. In the GPMC, select the Computer Configuration node and then select the Policy Files node. Double-click the Windows Update policy file to open it.
Scroll down to the section entitled “Windows Update: 3rd Party Software Policy” and click the link that says “New – User Configuration Policy.”
A new window will open. In the new window, type a name for the policy, such as “Disable Updates.” Then, click OK.
Now, you need to create a Group Policy object (GPO) to use the new policy. In the GPMC, select the Forest, Domain, or Site node, and then select the GPOs folder.
In the GPO folder, select the Disable Updates GPO
How to block Windows update using Group Policy
- Log in to your server as a domain administrator.
2. Navigate to the Group Policy Management Console.
3. Expand the Policy Name node.
4. Right-click the Windows Update policy node, and select Edit.
5. On the Windows Update policy setting page, double-click the Block Updates setting.
6. In the Block Updates dialog box, specify the updates you want to block.
7. Click OK.
8. Close the Group Policy Management Console.
Microsoft has released a new update for Windows 10 that blocks the installation of updates from the Windows Update service unless the user accepts the proposed updates from Microsoft. Users who have installed the Windows 10 April 2018 Update or later will not be able to install updates from the Windows Update service that are offered through the Windows Update for Business (WUB) management infrastructure. This includes updates offered through the Windows Update for Business management infrastructure that are designated as important for enterprise customers.