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Windows 7: Settings are managed by your administrator - PC was part of a Domain

03 May 2017   #11
boweasel

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by townsbg View Post
I was hoping that command would force windows to pull from local group policy rather than domain policy. From start menu type in gpedit.msc to open group policy editor. In the window that opens browse to computer configuration > administrative templates > Windows components > Windows update. Try setting all of those settings to not configured. Do the same thing for user configuration > administrative templates > Windows components > Windows update.
Both of them already set to Not Configured




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03 May 2017   #12
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boweasel View Post
This seems to be the problem....
Hello boweasel,

The "some settings are managed" message you see in Windows Update is just an indicator that you have a policy enabled affecting Windows Update.

The policy you have set in the registry location in your post above is most likely the source of this message.

Deleting that DWORD and restarting the computer should clear the message unless you have some other policy enabled somewhere else in the registry.
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03 May 2017   #13
boweasel

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello boweasel,

The "some settings are managed" message you see in Windows Update is just an indicator that you have a policy enabled affecting Windows Update.

The policy you have set in the registry location in your post above is most likely the source of this message.

Deleting that DWORD and restarting the computer should clear the message unless you have some other policy enabled somewhere else in the registry.
So I should be deleting the follwing two Dwords from the registry?

I was confused by Callender's Post#8. On his note for the 64 bit edition he seemed to have left out another subkey. And then in his example he listed
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate] "DisableOSUpgrade"=dword:00000001
I don't know if he meant to have the DisableOSUpgrade, but my problem is the DisableWindowsUpdateAccess.

I created a Restore Point then did delete the DisableWindowsUpdateAccess from the[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate]which also deleted that same Dword from the other registry point. I rebooted and saw no change. Thinking I might have misunderstood what you wanted me to do I restored the PC. So I don't know if some other policy setting is screwing things up or if I did something wrong.


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03 May 2017   #14
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Export and save reg file first. Right click each registry key and export. Then delete DWORD(s) in both locations. Reboot and test.
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03 May 2017   #15
boweasel

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Callender View Post
Export and save reg file first. Right click each registry key and export. Then delete DWORD(s) in both locations. Reboot and test.
Done. No change


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03 May 2017   #16
boweasel

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

EUREKA!!
On a whim, I went into the Windows Update - Enable or Disable Access tutorial and re-downloaded Option 1 - Using a REG File Download
1. To Enable Windows Update Access for Only Current User

Apparently I had to not only delete those Dwords, but also use that batch file to change group policy. I HAD done each of them separately to no avail.
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03 May 2017   #17
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Okay try the attached reg file:
Windows Updates.reg
File contents:

Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU]
"AUOptions"=dword:00000005

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU]
"AUOptions"=dword:00000005
Download to desktop > Right Click file > Choose "Merge"

Reboot and test.


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03 May 2017   #18
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Thanks for letting us know the fix.
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03 May 2017   #19
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boweasel View Post
EUREKA!!
On a whim, I went into the Windows Update - Enable or Disable Access tutorial and re-downloaded Option 1 - Using a REG File Download
1. To Enable Windows Update Access for Only Current User

Apparently I had to not only delete those Dwords, but also use that batch file to change group policy. I HAD done each of them separately to no avail.
Great news.
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06 May 2017   #20
snipusmaximus

Windows 10 Enterprise x64
 
 

Okay so here is the issue:

If this machine WAS part of a domain and it is now no longer -- unfortunately, the GPOs (group policy objects) do not automatically revert to the defaults, yes you can restore defaults (I do not recall off the top of my head) -- but there are two ways to remove the old GPO pointers -- one is through GPEDIT.MSC (which i STRONGLY recommend) or regedit (I don't care for that too much because if gpupdate is ran again, it would reapply the old domain policies)

So if you follow where I am going for Group Policy Editor:

1) Click Start
2) in the search bar type "gpedit.msc" (no quotes) and hit enter

A console snap in will open --- this is the local machine GP editor -

3) In the left pane look for the section called "Computer Configuration" and in that group double-click "Administrative Templates" (DO NOT DO THIS UNDER USER CONFIGURATION)

4) In the Right Pane - Double Click the folder that says "Windows Components"
5) In the Right Pane - Double Click the folder that says "Windows Update"
6) In the Right Pane - Note every setting listed that has a setting state as "Enabled" or "Disabled"
7) In each of these settings, double click to open that property, and click the radio button in the upper left corner to "Not Configured" and click on "OK"
8) Repeat until each setting says "not configured"

9) Close the Local Group Policy Editor
10) Click on Start again
11) type "gpupdate /force" (no quotes) -- a command window will appear briefly, when it disappears, I would recommend at that point restarting the computer (that way the Windows Update services restart and any of the legacy pointers to your managed settings are wiped


Then retry looking into the settings, you should be able to configure them freely
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