Disable Windows Updates on a user-basis or connection

Posted: 10-16-2008, 08:36 AM
How do I disable downloading Windows Updates on a user or a connection
basis?

Context:
On our laptops we have a specific local user account for connecting to
the Internet by UMTS / HSDPA.
However we don't want Windows to use this connection for downloading
updates.
How to prevent?

Editing the Registry key HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Current
Version\Policies\Explorer\NoWindowsUpdate = 1
doesn't work.

Greets, Twan


Disable Windows Updates on a user-basis or connection


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CTOS
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RE: Disable Windows Updates on a user-basis or connection
Posted: 10-16-2008, 12:29 PM
Windows Update is a system (computer) service and as far as I know cannot be
disabled on a per user basis.

An alternative would be to turn off the Windows Update service so no user
would be running it during their login session. Then when you want to check
for updates, login as an Administrator and manually turn on the service and
check/install updates. When finished turn off the service. Not a very
elegant solution, but doable.

"Twan" wrote:
> How do I disable downloading Windows Updates on a user or a connection
> basis?
>
> Context:
> On our laptops we have a specific local user account for connecting to
> the Internet by UMTS / HSDPA.
> However we don't want Windows to use this connection for downloading
> updates.
> How to prevent?
>
> Editing the Registry key HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Current
> Version\Policies\Explorer\NoWindowsUpdate = 1
> doesn't work.
>
> Greets, Twan
>
>
>
Mr. Arnold
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RE: Disable Windows Updates on a user-basis or connection
Posted: 10-17-2008, 03:08 AM


"Twan" wrote:
> How do I disable downloading Windows Updates on a user or a connection
> basis?
>
> Context:
> On our laptops we have a specific local user account for connecting to
> the Internet by UMTS / HSDPA.
> However we don't want Windows to use this connection for downloading
> updates.
> How to prevent?
>
> Editing the Registry key HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Current
> Version\Policies\Explorer\NoWindowsUpdate = 1
> doesn't work.
>
> Greets, Twan
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Paul Montgomery
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Re: Disable Windows Updates on a user-basis or connection
Posted: 10-17-2008, 09:40 AM
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> X$x" "in X$#" "is
> a X$X" "is a X#$" "is a V$X just
> like X$#" "X#$"
> "Sexually harassed by" "X#$" "X#$
> PARTY" "X$#" "hated
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>
> As will be seen several of these are libelous, and
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>
> Groups such as the regular posters are attacked similarly,
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Subject: 4.6 Forgeries
>
> They regularly forge the identities of posters who they do
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> average reader would not be able to detect.
>
> At times this can reach a bizarre condition where they
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>
> Larting the offender is often effective because ISPs recognise
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>
> Where Forgery is done via an anonymous remailer complaints
> to abuse@thelastremailerinthechain may well be effective.
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Paul Montgomery
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Re: Disable Windows Updates on a user-basis or connection
Posted: 10-17-2008, 09:49 AM
Paul Montgomery wrote:
> <http://www.hyphenologist.co.uk/killfile/anti_troll_faq.htm>
>
> Subject: 4.5 Personal attacks on individuals and groups.
>
> Selected individuals are subjected to quite vicious
> personal attacks throughout usenet. Examples are: "X#$
> X#$!" "is a X$#" "is a X$#!" "is a
> X$x" "in X$#" "is
> a X$X" "is a X#$" "is a V$X just
> like X$#" "X#$"
> "Sexually harassed by" "X#$" "X#$
> PARTY" "X$#" "hated
> wherever he goes!" "X#$
>
> As will be seen several of these are libelous, and
> thus illegal
>
> Groups such as the regular posters are attacked similarly,
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Subject: 4.6 Forgeries
>
> They regularly forge the identities of posters who they do
> not like. This can vary from badly spelled versions of
> their name and/or email address, to forgeries which the
> average reader would not be able to detect.
>
> At times this can reach a bizarre condition where they
> troll using a forged identity at a Breidbart Index of well
> over 20. They then at every opportunity call the victim a
> troll.
>
> Larting the offender is often effective because ISPs recognise
> the seriousness of this offence.
>
> Where Forgery is done via an anonymous remailer complaints
> to abuse@thelastremailerinthechain may well be effective.
> The remailers administrators do not like their facilities
> being misused, and have ways of combatting this. It is
> also worth registering with
> http://www.paracrypt.com/remailerabuse/
>
>

 
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