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I've recently noticed that one of the servers I manage is resetting the "Automatic Updates" setting. I'm not sure how frequently or when this is occurring, but I log in to the server about every other day via Remote Desktop Connection using the same Administrator account, and every time I check the setting it's been changed from "Download Only" to "Never Check for Updates". Any idea what could be causing this?

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Use RSOP.msc or GPResult to figure out if any policies regarding Windows Update are being applied to the computer.

For more info on the policy settings check out this MS article:

How to configure automatic updates by using Group Policy or registry settings

Perhaps also see:

How to Use the Group Policy Results (GPResult.exe) Command Line Tool

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Thanks! This worked! – Eric Belair May 11 '12 at 12:58

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