Manage the Windows Update Agent Local Policy

Use the Windows Update Local Policy Management task in the SCCM console to manage the Windows Update Agent policy using Local Policy on one or more remote systems. This policy can help you manage computers in non-Active-Directory environments or when you prefer not to use Group Policy.

For details about the policies in this task, see the Windows Server Update Services 3.0 SP2 Deployment Guide located on the Microsoft TechNet website.

This task requires WMI connectivity with your remote systems. For details about enabling WMI connectivity between the Patch Manager server and the remote systems, see Manage Client WMI connectivity for details.

To manage Windows Update Agent policy on a remote system:

  1. Log in to the SCCM console.
  2. In the navigation pane, click Assets and Compliance.
  3. In the Assets and Compliance navigation pane, select the computer you want to update.
  4. Right-click the computer and select RealTime Computer Info.
  5. In the Computer Explorer window, click the Actions tab and then click Windows Update Local Policy.
  6. In the Windows Update Local Policy Settings window, click the check box next to each setting to toggle between Not Configured, Disabled, and Enabled states.
  7. After you configure the desired settings, click Save.
  8. In the Windows Update Local Policy Settings Template window, enter a name for the new template, and then click Save.

    If you want to load an existing template, click Load, and then browse to the template you want to load.

  9. Click OK.
  10. Complete the Task Options Wizard to schedule and execute the task for one or more remote systems.

    See Task Options Wizard for details.