I've Googled for a while with no luck, but hopefully someone here knows where to find the answer. We want to use HostChecker to make sure Windows Update / Microsoft Update is set to automatically download and/or install updates. Juniper has an ancient document on how to do this a thttp://www.juniper.net/techpubs/software/ive/guides/howtos/How_To_Host_Checker.pdf, but the essential part (registry key) is not readable in the garbled image. Also, I understand that the key may change between versions of windows and 32/64 bit versions of Windows. Is there any neater way to perform this check that will work for Windows XP - 7, or a list of the relevant registry keys for each platform?
You can find relevant regitry keys (except windows 7) at
SA Admin guide should be able to guide you in configuring the registry checks.
P.S: I wasnt able to find the Windows 7 registry key, but will try again. If you find, please update this thread and also let us know if the above keys helped.
Thanks for the reply. Unfortunately, the keys given in that article are keys you can create in order to turn the updating on; I was hoping to find a key I can check to see the status of the automatic updating. On the XP machines I checked, even with updates turned on, the key structure
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU doesn't exist. :-(