I have a new Windows 7 SP1 workstation. Installation of updates failed, in part I believe because of a misconfigured AD domain controller. So I went through a lot of trouble on the workstation to get the updates to work (installing patches and deleting the below-mentioned registry entry), and I also went to the group policy editor in my Domain Controller and told it to no longer control Windows Updates in my domain. But hours later the workstation still says "Some settings are managed by your system administrator" in the windows update settings control panel, and I notice that- after I had removed HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate using regedit, and performed the updates- it is now back with the old settings (I can see that WUServer has the old entry in it).
My domain controller is running on Windows Server 2003 :-( (old, I know). How do I tell it to stop trying to control updates in the domain?
I had gone to the Group Policy Object Editor in the domain controller and changed all settings in Computer Configuration->Administrative Templates->Windows Components->Windows Update so that the state for each setting is "Not Configured". I also went to User Configuration->Administrative Templates->Windows Components->Windows Updates and made sure that all of those states are "Not configured".
I went to the Workstation and ran
gpupdate /force in a cmd window as Administrator. I also have waited some hours since making these changes.
Still, it has reared its ugly head. How can I tell the domain controller to leave my poor workstations alone?
Ultimately, I want to configure a new domain controller with Windows 2012 r2 but I need the updates running nowish, and I'm too green to feel comfortable slamming an upgraded DC into place so I can get a supported solution. I just need this strange little problem to go away for right now.