Many times,the windows automatic updates dialog can become an eye sore especially when the box is in public view.Hitting the later button will only make it go away for a while and then it pops up again.
In my earlier post,I had written how useful psexec actually is.
I can think of a simple analogy when using psexec for remote administration.
Psexec is the transport that you take to reach the place(the remote system) where you want to go.
Lets take a look at how to get rid of those automatic updates messages when its a system placed in public view(like kiosks etc.)
I want to disable the updates on box named AVP-XP in this example:
1.Get the remote shell or remote command prompt of the system –
psexec \AVP-XP cmd
This gives me :
2.Now that we are we wanted to go,simply disable the wuau service on the remote box :
C:WindowsSystem32>net stop wuau
This will stop the service on remote box without even having to go where it is placed,of course it has to be online in the first place 🙂
For disabling the same through GUI,take a look at this nice website.