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Posted 18 October 2011 - 06:20 AM
What I'm noticing now is that none of the Windows Updates are getting installed.
The Windows Update Settings are set to download updates, and allow all users to install updates. But that doesn't seem to work for standard users unless they have access to an admin password, which is unlikely to ever happen.
How can we change Windows Update settings so that updates are installed automatically, without actually having to go to each computer and set it manually?
Operating System: Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
Posted 18 October 2011 - 03:44 PM
The easiest way in your limited account to enable Automatic Updates without logging off into an admin account is to go into the Control Panel and hold shift, and right click on Automatic Updates and choosing “Run As”. You'll need to run it as an account with admin privileges. Using an admin account without a password will not work!
STEP 2. Next, you need to open the Group Policy editor as an administrator. To do so, click on Start; in the run box (Windows XP) type gpedit.msc and right click to “Run as administrator”. In Windows Vista/7, type gpedit.msc in the start search box and choose “Run as administrator”.
STEP 3. Browse to the following: Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Windows Update. In the right pane, open "Allow non-administrators to receive update notifications," and set its property to Enabled. Apply and exit the Group Policy Editor.
Posted 18 October 2011 - 04:26 PM
Posted 18 October 2011 - 06:53 PM
According to the description under Windows 7 this policy doesn't have any effect. Take a look at my attached screenshot.
never mind, i see what you're saying
Edited by Brando212, 18 October 2011 - 06:54 PM.
Posted 18 October 2011 - 06:56 PM
Posted 19 October 2011 - 04:00 AM
I even tried installing updates using a standard local account, because our domain limited accounts are fairly locked down, but it still doesn't allow me to run updates without needing a admin's password.
I also tried a new install in a virtual machine which wasn't joined to our domain and the same thing happened.
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