SBS2008 How To Force clients PCs to get updates from MS

For various reasons I have removed WSUS and want my client PCs to get their updates from MS.
I have done the following:
1. Uninstalled WSUS through Programs & Features
2. Modified the local group policy using GPEdit: Computer Configuration - Administrative Templates - Windows Components - Windows Updates - Specify intranet Microsoft update service location and set it to disabled. I also set "Configure Automatic Updates" to Enabled.
3. In the registry I removed the 2 keys that pointed to the WSUS server in HKLMSOFTWAREPoliciesMicrosoftWindowsWindowsUpdate

After all that I did a GPUpdate /Force and that succeeded but when I run Windows Update on the server, it is still saying that Updates are managed by the Administrator and not going to Microsoft by default?

What am I missing?


From command prompt

reg delete HKLMSoftwarePoliciesMicrosoftWindowsWindowsUpdate /f

From command prompt

reg delete HKLMSoftwarePoliciesMicrosoftWindowsWindowsUpdate /f


Command ran OK but when I run Windows Update it still says "You receive updates: Managed by your system administrator"?

Is there anything I need to do with IIS?


Check this link..

else if below registry entry is present then modify it..
Modified below reg settings : from 1 to 0

Have you removed the server from the Update Services Server Computers Policy?

This will need doing from the domain group policy.

That's it, the Group Policy hadn't been changed in all of the domain locations:I went into Administrative Tools >> Group Policy Management. I then clicked on "Update Services Client Computers Policy", went to the "Settings" tab, expanded

"Policies" > "Administrative Templates" > "Windows Components/Windows Update",

right-clicked the section relating to "Specify intranet Microsoft update Service location" and then selected "Group Policy Editor" and in that went to

"Computer Configuration" > "Policies" > "Administrative Templates" > "Windows Components" > "Windows Update"

I then made sure the policy "Specify intranet Microsoft update Service location" was "not configured" and "Configure Automatic Updates" was enabled. I repeated that for these as well in "Group Policy Management":
Update Services Common Settings Policy
Update Services Server Computers Policy

I then ran GPUPDATE /Force and after that the server now goes straight to MS and I can't check right now but am pretty certain so will the client PCs.

Thanks a lot,


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