Windows 10: Does group policy REALLY works to disable updates?

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  1. Does group policy REALLY works to disable updates?


    The day before yesterday i couldn't lower my laptop brightness, i use brigthness control A LOT (keyboard shotcuts). Tried to find the brightness option in the system panel, no luck. Googled it.. still couldnt find it.

    Next thing i know, i couldnt connect it to my tv, or other monitors using HDMI. Only wifi connection.

    I used the "go back to previous version" option, and worked as charm. Everything is back to "my normal".

    I felt the need to disable all updates permanetly, and i used Group Policy. Is this ok? Will it work as i intend?

    ELI5^(Why do they make changes in things that work just fine since the begining of times? Is it on purpose or a unexpected outcome?)

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    :)
     
    /u/blackbaloon, Oct 23, 2020
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  2. Group policy "Allow cortana = disabled" not working

    As there seems to be some confusion among the support engineers, let me restate the problem:

    I want a reliable method of disabling Cortana on every user account on the domain, that does not involve accessing each computer individually. The current group policy method of disabling Cortana is NOT 100% reliable.

    We have a medium-sized network. In other words, lots of computers, and lots of user accounts.

    The solution in the comment above appears to suggest disabling Cortana manually (via Cortana's interface) on an account-by-account basis. That would be extremely time-consuming, and is easily undone.

    This type of situation is why Group Policies were invented. To apply rules across a group of accounts, and enforce them.

    The group policy to disable Cortana is not working as intended.

    Our group policy states that Cortana should be disabled on all accounts on all computers.

    Cortana is quite clearly NOT disabled on all accounts on all computers.

    So, I do not want to enable Cortana. I do not want to turn Cortana off manually. I want group policy (or some similar mechanism) to do what it is supposed to do. I can only surmise that something in Cortana's code causes it to ignore the disable switch under
    certain circumstances.

    I hope that clarifies the problem.
     
    Gary Muston, Oct 23, 2020
    #2
  3. Couldn't connect to windows group policy service????

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting in Microsoft Community, we appreciate your interest in Windows 10.

    I understand the inconvenience you are facing as with error: Couldn't connect to windows group policy service, we will help you with this issue.

    Do let us know when exactly you received this error code?

    This issue might have occurred due to corrupted user profile, User Profile Service or Group Policy Client service stopped working, or Antivirus software conflicts.

    I suggest you to check with the following and check if it helps.

    Group Policy Client service, this service is responsible for applying settings configured by administrators for the computers and users through the Group Policy component. If the service is disabled
    the settings will be applied and applications and components will not be manageable through Group Policy.

    Step 1: Stop the Group Policy Client service.

    • Press Windows Key + R on the keyboard and type
      services.msc
      , Services window gets opened.
    • Search for Group Policy Client service, right click on it and click on
      Stop.
    • Restart the computer.

    Step 2: Start
    the service and set it to Automatic:

    • Press Windows Key + R on the keyboard and type
      services.msc
      , Services window gets opened.
    • Search for Group Policy Client service, right click on it and click on
      Properties.
    • Start the service, set
      Startup type to Automatic.

    Hope it helps. Reply to the post with an updated status of this issue for further assistance.
     
    Deepika Gowda, Oct 23, 2020
    #3
  4. Does group policy REALLY works to disable updates?

    Windows Defender Group Policy Disabeled

    Hi,

    Thank you for contacting Microsoft community.

    As you have stated you want to disable the group policy so that you can run windows defender on the computer.

    I would like to suggest few troubleshooting steps:

    Method 1: Disable group policy from gpedit.msc


    • Press Windows key + R.

    • Type gpedit.msc and click Ok.(it will open Local Group policy editor)

    • Go to Computer Configuration/Administrative Templates/Windows Components/Windows Defender.

    • In the right pane of
      Windows Defender
      in Local Group Policy Editor, double click/tap on the
      Turn off Windows Defender
      policy to edit it.

    • Select (dot) Not Configured or
      Disabled, click/tap on OK,

    • When finished, you can close the Local Group Policy Editor if you like.
    If the issue still persist you can follow method 2.

    Method 2: Disable group policy from registry.

    Important: This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow
    these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the
    article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

    How to back up and restore the registry in Windows

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322756


    • Press Window Key +R.

    • Type regedit and click. (it will open registry)

    • Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows Defender

    • Right Click on Window Defender to create a new Dword.

    • Click on New and Select Dword.

    • Type DisableAntiSpyware.

    • Right click on DisableAntiSpyware and click on modify.

    • Set the value to 0 instead of 1.

    Hope this information is helpful. If the issue still persists, you can write back to us and we will be glad to assist you further.
     
    Morris Subba, Oct 23, 2020
    #4
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