Remotely enable, disable or configure automatic updates on multiple Windows computers |
This action can turn on Windows Update, disable Windows Update or configure automatic updates without manually tweaking Windows Update registry settings or running PowerShell to enable Windows Update. It is also useful when configure automatic updates with GPO is not working properly on certain systems or when you need to temporarily turn off Windows Update and then revert it back.
Windows Update is a free Microsoft service that automates installation of updates, including service packs or patches for the Windows OS and other Microsoft software (e.g. Microsoft Office). It is a security best practice to configure automatic updates to automatically download and install updates on all systems.
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Patch management in the Cloud
Manage security patching using plain English from the Cloud. Such as type 'show missing patches' or 'install Windows updates'.
Get results instantly from live systems and deploy patches remotely.
Related Alerts and Reports:
Installed Hotfixes, Updates and Patches
Shows installed hotfixes with name, description, hotfix id, installation date and installation user
Remotely view list of all missing security updates and patches on multiple remote computers at once.
Restart Remote Computer
Reboot remote computers in bulk by sending a remote reboot request
Windows Updates not Installed
Shows computers which have not been updated (hotfixes have not been installed) for a certain number of days
Force Installation of Windows Update(s) Remotely
Remotely force installation of all missing critical Windows updates on multiple computers at once
Install Patch Remotely
Remotely deploy patches and hotfixes on multiple computers in bulk from the Cloud
Remotely Install Windows Updates
Install Windows updates and patches remotely on multiple computers from the Cloud
Find more information on Configure Automatic Windows Updates at Microsoft TechNet.