Create a Windows Update policy

About Windows Update, Windows Update policy, and Patch Management policy

When Windows Update is enabled on a device, you allow Microsoft to take control of update installations. A Windows Update policy in Datto RMM allows you not only to manage the settings of Windows Update but also to control the installation of updates. Windows Update policies can be created at the account or site level. Refer to Create a policy.

To ensure that a device only receives updates that you have approved, we recommend that you do the following:

  1. Target the device with a Windows Update policy and select Turn off Automatic Updates in the Legacy Settings section.
  2. Target the device with a Patch Management policy as well and specify the patches you want to approve. Refer to Create a Patch Management policy in the current UI and Patch Management policy in the New UI.

For more information on how to turn off automatic updates, refer to Disable automatic Windows Updates.

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