In order to access these settings you must first import the appropriate ADM file into the GPO you wish to use. To do this, open the group policy object you are going to use, and expand the “Computer Configuration” tab. Right click on “Administrative Templates” and select “Add/Remove Template”. Click “Add” and then select the wuau.adm file from the %WinDir%\Inf folder.
After doing this you will now be able to configure Windows Updates by browsing to Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows Update. Here you can configure aspects of Windows Update including its general configuration, download location, scheduling, and auto-restart feature.
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