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    How to control auto updates in windows system? And if we have to control these updates for more than 50 devices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by christystrew View Post
    How to control auto updates in windows system? And if we have to control these updates for more than 50 devices.

    Controlling auto updates in Windows systems can be done through Group Policy or using specific settings in Windows Update. Here's how you can do it:

    Using Group Policy (for Windows Pro, Enterprise, and Education editions):
    Press Win + R, type "gpedit.msc", and press Enter to open the Group Policy Editor.
    Navigate to Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Windows Update.
    Double-click on "Configure Automatic Updates" policy.
    Select "Enabled" and choose one of the following options from the dropdown menu:
    2 - Notify for download and auto install.
    3 - Auto download and notify for install.
    4 - Auto download and schedule the install (you can specify the day and time).
    Click Apply and then OK.
    Using Windows Update Settings:
    Open Settings by pressing Win + I.
    Go to Update & Security -> Windows Update.
    Click on "Advanced options".
    Under "Pause updates", you can pause updates for up to 35 days.
    To further control updates, click on "Change active hours" to specify the times when updates should not occur.
    You can also click on "Delivery Optimization" to configure how updates are delivered.
    For more than 50 devices, managing updates individually can be time-consuming. It's best to use centralized management tools like Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) or third-party solutions like Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager (formerly SCCM) or Intune. These tools allow you to centrally manage updates, deploy patches, and schedule updates across multiple devices from a single console.

    Using WSUS:

    Install and configure WSUS on a Windows Server.
    Configure Group Policy to point client devices to the WSUS server for updates.
    Approve and schedule updates through the WSUS console.
    Using Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager or Intune:

    Set up and configure Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager or Intune.
    Enroll client devices and create update policies.
    Deploy updates and manage update rings to control the deployment of updates.
    These centralized management tools provide greater control and flexibility in managing updates across a large number of devices efficiently.

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