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I have a Windows Server 2003 machine which is the server for a small network of Window 7 Pro machines. I have set the "Windows Update" settings in group policy to download only and ask user whether to install, and to download only on Saturday at 14h. This setting has propigated to the client Windows 7 machines.

The problem is that windows seems to have started to ignore this setting and all machines are downloading and installing updates continuously. I just had one machine download 72 updates and reboot, only for some of the updates to fail. When it restarted it began downloading 700gb of new updates.

Is there some hidden setting somewhere I have forgotten to set? These continuous updates are disrupting my business.

Thanks, Mark

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You should look at using Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) to manage the updates in your environment.

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That seems to have worked. Thanks. – Sugrue Oct 29 '10 at 13:17

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