Windows 7 Thread, Action Center options in Technical; Hello,
I am looking for a way, to untick the Windows Update options under action center. These are under security ...
6th December 2011, 12:52 PM #1
Action Center options
I am looking for a way, to untick the Windows Update options under action center. These are under security messages "Windows Update" and maintenance messages "Check for updates"
I would really like to deploy this change via GPO rather then asking all our users to manually untick the options.
I have succesfully removed the Windows Backup message by adding the DisableMonitoring reg key under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\WindowsBackup
Unfortunately this doesn't work for the Windows Update option.
I have also exported the reg keys from HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Act ion Center\Checks on a machine that has these options unselected, but after reapplying these to another machine it does not change the settings.
Anyone achieved this?
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7th December 2011, 01:45 PM #2
You can remove the Action Center icon navigating to: User Config > Policies > Admin Templates > Start Menu and Taskbar - Remove the Action Center icon - Enabled
7th December 2011, 01:49 PM #3
It's my understanding this actually turns off the AC altogether?
I still want it to run for other services like AV. I just do not want\need the Windows Update "reminders"
7th December 2011, 01:58 PM #4
if your not using wsus just set a policy to point at a dummy server it will think that updates are scheduled etc and should stop bothering you.
7th December 2011, 02:12 PM #5
It's better/easier to turn it off so users are not prompted with any messages relating to Windows Updates, Anti-Virus or Firewall. I don't think you can split them up. It's either all or nothing.
Originally Posted by Firefox
7th December 2011, 02:43 PM #6
I have it working so:-
Windows Defender does not flag at all
AV only flags if no AV is present (which I want)
Windows Backup does not flag at all
Windows Firewall does not flag at all
Windows Update - being a royal pain :-(
Windows Troubleshooting - Works a treat
The idea is, although we have ways of checking through EPO if an agent has been deployed. We wanted the failsafe for AV so if a user spots a message about it they will contact us.
Windows Update is being controlled via SCCM, but sadly the action center does not seem to recognise that as a valid source for it's settings :-(
8th December 2011, 08:56 PM #7
I wonder if you can get SCCM and WSUS to talk to each other?
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