Create a Windows Update policy

What is a Windows Update policy?

The Datto RMM Windows Update policy is designed to allow Datto RMM to control the Windows Update settings found in the Control Panel of Windows devices. Setting up a Windows Update policy allows you to control these settings on multiple devices in multiple sites, instead of just one.

Windows Update policies can be created at the account or site level. Refer to Create a policy.

Windows Update policies and Patch Management policies

With Windows Update enabled, you allow Microsoft to control the installation of patches.

However, if you are using a patch management policy to install only the patches you have selected, you do not want the automatic settings of Windows Update installing patches you have not approved. Therefore, you must first disable Automatic Windows Updates. Refer to Disable automatic Windows Updates.

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