KACE Product Support Question

How to track computers with Automatic Updates turned on?

05/14/2015 1752 views
How can I create a report showing which Windows 7 pc's have automatic updates turned on?

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you can create a custom CIR to read the registry key

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate\Auto Update\AUOptions

0 : Auto updates are enabled and the downloaded updates will be installed immediately.

1 :  Automatic updates feature will be disabled. Windows will not check if there are any new updates for installation. However, users can manually initiate update.

2 : Check for updates, do not download them until user says so.

3 : Download the updates but do not install.

Answered 05/18/2015 by: SMal.tmcc
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Is *nobody* able to think laterally these days?

How did I find this? I looked for a script that would turn automatic updates on/off. From there, it's a simple step to creating a script to test the value of the Automatic Updates object's NotificationLevel property. I can't help with creating the report, however, since I'm not a Kace user but now you can at least get the list of machines in a script.
Answered 05/15/2015 by: VBScab
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