Author Topic: How to manually change Windows Update server source from Domain to Internet  (Read 16539 times)

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(HOW TO MANUALLY CHANGE WINDOWS UPDATE SOURCE)
How to change the source for windows updates.  Can be a windows update server on a domain, or from the internet.  You can tell the source by opening Windows Update and check the "You receive updates".
"Managed by your system administrator" = pulls from local Windows Update domain server.
"For Windows and other products from Microsoft Update" = pulls from Microsoft Update Servers on Internet.

(USE LOCAL DOMAIN UPDATE SERVERS)
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU]
"UseWUServer"=dword:00000001


(USE MICROSOFT UPDATE SERVER ON THE INTERNET)
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU]
"UseWUServer"=dword:00000000


NOTE: After making changes. Restart the "Windows Update" service (or reboot PC), for changes to take effect.
« Last Edit: August 07, 2014, 01:48:56 PM by bflores »