Can one bypass WSUS GPO ??

By umberto.mule ·
Hello all!

Recently, a colleague came back to have his laptop "reinstalled fresh". Amongst other things, software was Auto-deployed via our GPO's and in that case, also WSUS updates have been enforced.

The Laptop is away from our network and needs to access windows updates but is restricted by the wuau GPO's.

This colleague left the office for a long time, and now needs some critical updates.

Since the windows updates section in his XP is grayed out, is there a way I can help my colleague update ?

There is no way that we will open our network for WSUS updates over internet to let the laptop connect.

I attempted changing the WSUS server from registry, but not sure if this will work.

How can I get updates installed on this "offline" laptop?

I would like to avoid changing the Domain on this laptop, since this would remove the auto-deployed software (such as MS Office)..

Any Ideas?



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I had to do this recently

by ben In reply to Can one bypass WSUS GPO ? ...

I had to do this recently. This link should allow you to fix it if you can log in remotely:

Just be careful you don't nuke the wrong policy.

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Microsoft/Windows Update Site

by Mehul Bhai In reply to Can one bypass WSUS GPO ? ...

If the user has internet access at the remote location where he is working from now, he can go to the Microsoft/Windows Update Site from his Laptop Operating System itself, without the need to bypass WSUS settings, and update the system from there.

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