Blocking automatic "Creative update" for deployment later manually.

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  1. netmaniack

    netmaniack MDL Junior Member

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    #1 netmaniack, Apr 10, 2017
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    Hi.

    Tomorrow is the day and I as IT guy in school will have problems whit this big update, as it will try to install itself on 50+ PCs automatically in not perfect time. My idea is to block this update until I install it manually on all PCs. We don't have Windows servers or other fancy deployment management tools, so manual update will be by copying files from FTP and installing manually on every PC thru VNC.

    If someone know solution on comes up whit it tomorrow let Me know.
     
  2. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    I have no 14393 install anymore, but there should be an option to defer upgrades at the settings > update and security options.
     
  3. netmaniack

    netmaniack MDL Junior Member

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    We have mixed Home and Pro versions. Far as I know Home versions will be the tricky part as they are pretty automatic.
     
  4. Zot

    Zot MDL Novice

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    As i understand, Patch Day does not mean all pc's will recieve Creative Update first day. I somewhere read whole process will be taking up to 3 months. First new machines will recieve. No one knows except MS
    algorithm or logic that choose which computer when should update througn WU. Maybe just in case you should manually disable windows update service in all of your pc. Then use some offline tool like
    WHDownloader to install CU and all other updates. After that manually install Creative Update.
     
  5. netmaniack

    netmaniack MDL Junior Member

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    Yes, not all PCs get update in first day. Disabling Windows Update service is not best solution, but might work. Right now I'm starting deployment already, so I might update all PCs in time. I do it while no one is using them and I'm waking them up and using VNC for control. That usually is in evening, like now. A big problem is laptops as they are connected to network thru WiFi and WOL is not working.
     
  6. Nucleus

    Nucleus MDL Guru

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    abbodi post - How to disable Windows Creators Update notice for users
     
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  7. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    #7 s1ave77, Apr 10, 2017
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    Code:
    ::Disable the Creators Update notification
    reg add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsUpdate\UX\Settings" /v "HideMCTLink" /t REG_DWORD /d "1" /f
    
    1=disabled
    0=enabled
     
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  8. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    @s1ave77, does it block the text showing in WU or the real upgrade itself?
     
  9. netmaniack

    netmaniack MDL Junior Member

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    Tnx, I will try that. I hope I update at least 1/3 of My PCs today. Most probably I will deploy that regedit tomorrow on some part of PCs and will report back how it went.
     
  10. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    From abbodis link:

    good question :g:...
     
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  11. abbodi1406

    abbodi1406 MDL KB0000001

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    HideMCTLink only remove the notification, it doesn't block the upgrade

    there is no official way for Home edition to block the upgrade
    you can however use WUMT or vbs/ps1 script to search and hide the upgrade
     
  12. netmaniack

    netmaniack MDL Junior Member

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    That was My biggest concern.
     
  13. testtest322

    testtest322 MDL Senior Member

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    Heheheheheh remove BITS & WU. And sleep good at night ;)
     
  14. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    That's a good solution in a work environment, not :D
     
  15. netmaniack

    netmaniack MDL Junior Member

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    I just deployed (almost) all in time, so no worries. :D I deployed reg fix to all PC and no one have showed any notifications about this update. I believe CU is not deployed on M$ servers yet in My country, so I cannot test this "fix" any further.
     
  16. Zot

    Zot MDL Novice

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    50+PC=VNC sounds not very well. Time to talk with your boss.
     
  17. netmaniack

    netmaniack MDL Junior Member

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    That will be useless, I already know.