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SUS and Power Users

By jlbpotter ·
I have deployed Microsoft's Software Update Services on a Windows 2000 AD Domain. For those who don't know what it is, it distributes Windows Update files from a server to clients on your Local LAN. It works great except I have one problem. Most of my users are set up as Power Users on their PCs and the Automatic Update feature is not enabled for Power Users. It only works for Administrators. Is there a way through group policy to elevate a specific permission for users? For example, can I give them elevated permissions to run Automatic Updates but not anything else? Thanks in advance.

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by Parbo In reply to SUS and Power Users

You have to open the group policy and load the WAU extension. This will allow you to set the server and other settings through group policy for the users/group. You might have to create a different policy for the power users and apply settings different from the regular

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by RSP In reply to SUS and Power Users

SUS runs as a system service ("Automatic Updates"),
not by a particular user. You need to apply GPO
settings to each MACHINE via the wuau.adm
template. This template schedules the updates as

When the service has downloaded the updates, it
pops the system tray icon up allowing the user to
install the updates before a scheduled install.

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