Windows 2016 updating group policy
The Advanced options no longer offer a drop down menu for changing the Automatic Updates setting: Windows Update) has all the options of previous Windows versions: Notify for download and notify for install, Auto download and notify for install, and Auto download and schedule the install.The option, Never check for updates (not recommended), of previous Windows versions, can be configured by disabling the policy.All our GP settings apply perfectly on our Dell desktops and have never had any issues until now.We've ordered newer Dell desktops but still running Win 7.
With the help of a little Power Shell script, you can switch an Ethernet connection between metered and not metered. I also appreciate being able to configure another restart time once the updates are downloaded.Unwanted restarts were certainly the major annoyance of Windows Update.If you apply this policy to a Windows 10 1607 machine, the corresponding configuration in the local settings app won't change.
However, according to my tests, restarts will then be scheduled corresponding to the Group Policy, and the Active hours configuration in the Windows 10 settings will be ignored.
In Windows 10 1607 (Anniversary Update), the Windows Update setting no longer offers a drop down menu to disable updates.