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    Action Center options

    Hello,

    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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    You can remove the Action Center icon navigating to: User Config > Policies > Admin Templates > Start Menu and Taskbar - Remove the Action Center icon - Enabled

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    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"

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firefox View Post
    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"
    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.

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    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 :-(

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    I wonder if you can get SCCM and WSUS to talk to each other?

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