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Automatic updates - configure single user use only?

Q: Automatic updates - configure single user use only?

Hi, i was wondering if there is a way to have the automatic updates to prompt only one user account for download and install.

I have the updates set for download only, and im looking for a way to make it so only I can install them and avoid all other users including those that have admin right from installing.

Some computers need the employee to be an admin, but i dont want them to see or be able to install updates. I just want my admin account to be able to do so.

I found the non-administrator notification setting and the shutdown notification option in gpedit.misc which will work for those workstations with no other admin. But was hoping i could configure my options a bit more and be selective by user.

Any ideas, thanks for reading

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A: Automatic updates - configure single user use only?

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A:Solved: Can't configure Windows Automatic Updates

Do have a "Admin" or a "Standard" user account?

What happens if try running Windows update from the Start Menu?
 

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A:Win7 Ultimate Sole User Administrator Privileges Not Recognized for Automatic Windows Updates

Hi KiDeb.
Did you have any changes prior this issue?
Could you confirm that Important Updates were installed before?
The possible solution could be this:
Hold WindowsKey + R 
Type: ?regedit?
Hit Enter

Go to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU
Find AUOptions. 
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5. Enable the option box to choose manually

If this doesn't help, you can try this method, but make sure you backup the registry files as you are doing this step on your own and I am not responsible for the possible issue -
Backup registry files in Windows 7
Click ?Start? button.
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Then navigate to this location: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\WindowsUpdate
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A:Unable to Configure Win Updates

The cache update files could be damage delete the Windows update cache files.
Save all your open files and close all programs.
Open Command Prompt as a administrator.
Type Sc stop wuauserv press Enter key.
Type Rd  /q   /s  "C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution" press Enter key.
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@Falloutman

You should make a task scheduler operation in order to update automatically based on the time and day it should execute.

Link on the tutorial (Go on Update package information)
 

https://malwaretips.com/threads/automatic-updates-with-windows-updates-disabled.53176/
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Is SP2 installed?

Louis

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A:Updates wont configure properly

Hello MemoryCrisis, and welcome to Vista Forums.

I'm not sure what the problem may be, but you might see if only installing them 1 or 2 at a time may allow them to be installed instead.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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A:updates when restart I get FAILIURe TO CONFIGURE

How many updates are there? Use the Windows Update Troubleshooter

Troubleshoot problems with installing updates - Windows Help

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Have you tried system restore to a good working spot
before format you can use reset factory settings
you can try this in safemode
http://download.microsoft.com/downlo...nostic.diagcab
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A:Unable to Configure / Install Vista Updates

Hi -

See if this tutorial helps --> http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/88...all-vista.html

If no Vista recovery DVD, use the recovery partition - most systems = hit the F10 key during boot-up.

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try this method

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 Hello there, 
 
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If the above method doesn't solve the issue then please see: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/949358
 
 

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Hi .

Does that mean that you have tried to download/install SP2? Is SP2 one of the failed installs?

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A:Single user PC

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My sincere apologies. I'm running a copy of windows XP home that had service pack 1 included on the disk. I already upgraded to service pack 2.

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Hi,

Try downloading the stand alone S/Packs & install them.

Vista SP 1
Download details: Windows Vista Service Pack 1 Five Language Standalone (KB936330)

Vista SP 2
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A:Updates repeated fail to configure and are reverted 800F0826 80070005

This appears to be the initial error...

Code:
2015-03-21 18:52:59, Info CSI 0000006f Begin executing advanced installer phase 38 (0x00000026) index 67 (0x0000000000000043) (sequence 106)
Old component: [ml:318{159},l:316{158}]"Microsoft-Windows-MediaPlayer-Core, Culture=neutral, Version=6.1.7601.18150, PublicKeyToken=31bf3856ad364e35, ProcessorArchitecture=amd64, versionScope=NonSxS"
New component: [ml:318{159},l:316{158}]"Microsoft-Windows-MediaPlayer-Core, Culture=neutral, Version=6.1.7601.18741, PublicKeyToken=31bf3856ad364e35, ProcessorArchitecture=amd64, versionScope=NonSxS"
Install mode: install
Installer ID: {1b265fd2-721c-4e59-ad55-9d102a5d1d7f}
Installer name: [12]"SppInstaller"
2015-03-21 18:53:00, Info CBS Progress: UI message updated. Operation type: Update. Stage: 1 out of 1. Percent progress: 71.
2015-03-21 18:53:03, Info CSI [email protected]/3/21:22:53:03.029 [68]"SPP Installer: SLpUpdateComponentTokens completed with hr=0x80070005"
2015-03-21 18:53:03, Info CSI [email protected]/3/21:22:53:03.029 [161]"SPP Installer: ProcessInstallOrUninstall (amd64_Microsoft-Windows-MediaPlayer-Core_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.18741_neutral_c59eec9d) completed with hr=0x80070005"
2015-03-21 18:53:03, Error CSI [email protected]/3/21:22:53:03.029 (F) CMIADAPTER: Inner Error Message from AI HRESULT = HRESULT_FROM_WIN32(ERROR_ACCESS_DENIED)
[
[19]"Access is denied.
This is an error type that I am not familiar with - but let's have a look at the file permissions and existence for the following files and registry entries...
Open an Elevated Command Prompt, and run the following commands


Code:

ICACLS C:\Windows\winsxs\amd64_Microsoft-Windows-MediaPlayer-Core_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.18741*.* /T
REG QUERY HKLM\COMPONENTS\DerivedData\Components\amd64_microsoft-windows-mediaplayer-core_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.18741_none_696c44f065d45f93
REG QUERY HKLM\COMPONENTS\DerivedData\Components\amd64_microsoft-windows-mediaplayer-core_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.18741_neutral_c59eec9d

.
post the results.


Here are some instructions to make life easier
1) To open an Elevated Command Prompt Window (the ECP window), click on Start, All Programs, Accessories – then right-click on Command Prompt, and select Run as Administrator. Accept the UAC prompt.
2) To run the commands easier, highlight the block of commands, and right-click on the highlight – select Copy. In the CP Window, click on the black/white icon at top left – select Paste. The commands will run but may not complete the last command, so hit the Enter Key once.
3) To copy the results... click on the Black/White icon in the top left, and select Edit... 'Select All', and hit the Enter key - then use Ctrl+V or r-click+Paste to paste it into your response.

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A:Single User Question

Hello Jerry, and welcome to Seven Forums.

I think you may have misunderstood what UAC is. Read the links in the green information box in the tutorial below for a more detailed explanation of what UAC is and what is does if you like. The tutorial below will also show you how to turn UAC off.

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A:Single User SQL on an XP Machine?

I figured somebody would answer this by now.

If I recall, there's a single user SQL from Microsoft that's a "desktop edition"
http://www.microsoft.com/sql/prodinfo/previousversions/msde/prodinfo.mspx

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A:Single User SQL on an XP Machine?

How about installing the MDSE version of SQL (aka SQL 2005 Express) and install it on your XP Workstation?

http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/express/sql/download/

Or is your product doesn't support 2005, then try the MSDE 2000 RelA.

http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/sql/aa336301.aspx
 

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A:Single User Security

David
Very astute questions.
It is suggested that you do not log on as administrator. If you are infected by malware the damage done will be limited
Windows 7 firewall is fine. Others are going to post and disagree, since it is a matter of opinion. I trust my system to the built in fire wall.
Sandboxie is very good software. I do not use it but it will give you an extra layer of protection
You can test the safety of any download with virus total
https://www.virustotal.com/
Now here is your bonus answer. I use the free Macrium Reflect. It makes an image of my hard drive (I make an image after any big changes, ie updates. It has saved me from 3 virus. You get a virus, just replace with the image.
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A:Single User Security

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A:Single User Does Not Load

Hello hopefully I can point you in the right direction to fix your problem.Please read this concerning ntuser.dat a corrupted user profile. http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows...ed-user-profileHope this helps and please keep us informed as to whether this helped or not.Kind regards.Bruce.

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A:Single User 1324 Error

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wrs
 

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A:Single user security settings

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A:XP Pro clean install for single user

Wimpy369,

Welcome to TSG.

You Can go to Control Panel/ User Accounts and remove unwanted accounts.

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A:Installing program on XP for single user

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http://www.devicelock.com/dl/faq.html#9

If I'm reading your post correctly, this sounds like it's exactly what you're looking for.
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The Hound said It says right in the properties dialog box to check the boxes to improve performance If you re the only user I wouldn t see a problem You user for Settings Gpedit for Single not Administrator could uncheck the boxes if you wanted Gpedit Settings for Single user not for Administrator to use group policy editor in future If you re at all leery you posted this thread so I Gpedit Settings for Single user not for Administrator d guess that you are you might consider setting a restore point and backing up your data and registry before you do this Click to expand Hello Mr The Hound I have a problem in Windows Xp Pro Sp I want to know about gpedit msc settings If anyone already discussed on this topic then please send me its link please Gpedit Settings for Single user not for Administrator well I am having problem related to the security settings suppose If I am hiding the drives it also hides the drives in Admin account also I only want to hide the drives for the single user I have tried lot to find it but did not get the solution So If you have time then please solve my problem I am also uploading the screen shoot of the gpedit settings Thanks Pal nbsp

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First let me provide a little background The computer I am using was previously a university laptop and Profile of User Changing the Single a Folder because of that it remained a member of the university domain long after Changing the Profile Folder of a Single User I left the school and the physical network Last night I decided to separate my machine from the domain by changing it to a Workgroup instead After doing this which required I clear the administrator account password from the machine my primary user ntaylor which was imported from the domain was removed from the list of available users on the machine and I became unable to log into it because it did not represent a valid local profile I have since created another ntaylor and Vista created a profile folder for it called ntaylor V under C Users If at all possible I would like to remap the profile directory C Users ntaylor V to C Users ntaylor so that I may resume using my account with all of my settings I haven t reformatted in almost a year so manually migrating my settings would force me to reconfigure a completely unreasonable number of applications I read this guide http joshmouch wordpress com change-user-profile-folder-location-in-vista and it is kind of the right idea except for the fact that I am not moving any directories and I am only remapping registry data for a single user I m thinking if I just do a find and replace C Users ntaylor v with C Users ntaylor in the registry I might maybe be okay but I can also see this going horribly wrong I m not too sure The ntaylor V account has no settings or data I need to maintain so protecting that data is irrelevant I just need it to load from a different directory Any ideas nbsp

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I used to have just one login popup at login time, and all I had to do was enter the password. This was for a user account with administrator privileges. I somehow (forgot how) managed to add Administrator account to the login screen, so now I have to click on the user account I want before typing in the password. Now I want to change this back to the single-user login, because I don't use the administrator account often enough to be bothered with it; however, I still want to be able to use it if necessary. Is there some simple way to switch back and forth between these two modes? I have gone over the control panel options with a fine-toothed comb, but can't find anything, and I really don't want to get into regedit if I can avoid it.

A:want to change back to single user login

Hello ejdpop,

If you mean that you enabled the build-in "Administrator" account, then you could just disable it to not see it anymore.

Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/373599-want-change-back-single-user-login.html