Prevent Windows Update From Downloading Updates Using SCONFIG

SCONFIG is a script that comes with Windows Server 2016 allowing us to consult and change several Windows settings. One of them being Windows Updates.

In this tutorial I will set the Windows Updates settings to “Manual”. This will prevent Windows Server from checking for updates, from downloading them and, ultimately, from being a pain in our ass!

To change the Windows Update settings with SCONFIG, just open an administrator command prompt and type “sconfig”. You will be presented with a menu. Type option “5” and press enter.

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Change Windows Updates Settings Windows Server 2016

 

You will be presented with the current Windows Updates configuration and with the available options. Select option “M” and press enter.

Change Windows Update Settings Windows Server 2016

 

Wait a few seconds and when the tool has finished applying the select configuration, a pop-up message will show up.

Change Windows Update Settings Windows Server 2016 - SCONFIG

 

And that’s it! Windows Server will now never bug you again regarding updating itself!

 

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