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MIT WAUS - Advanced Installation and Configuration Instructions

To configure automatic updates with MIT settings please visit: MIT Windows Automatic Update Service (WAUS). Otherwise this page explains how to configure automatic updates after applying these settings.

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If you selected the registry file for "Automatic Download and Install" then you will not be able to configure settings. Updates will install at 1am after they have been released. You will be notified and asked to reboot when updates are ready to be applied.

If you selected the registry file for "Download and Notify" a local administrator will be able to configure how updates are installed via the control panel.

  • In Windows 7 go to the Start Menu, Control Panel, System and Security, Windows Update. On the left hand side select "Change Settings" and configure as desired.
  • In Windows 10 go to the Start Menu, Settings. Select "Update & Security." Select "Advanced options" and configure as desired.
  • In Windows 11 go to the Start Menu, Settings. Select "Privacy & Security > Windows Update".  Select "Advanced options" and configured as desired.

If you see the message "Some settings are managed by your organization" and want to change settings you may need to contact your department technician. This settings could be because the "Automatic Download and Install" reg is applied or there might be a group policy object setting applied to your computer. Either way a configuration change will need to occur before you can change installation settings.

If you are an IT administrator and would like to configure automatic updates for your domain joined computers you can configure a group policy object.

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September 28, 2021

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