How to Turn Off Automatic Windows Update on Windows Server 2012 and Server 2016

disable automatic windows update on windows server 2016

If you are a Windows Server administrator and may have found it really difficult to find how you can turn off the automatic Windows Update on Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2016. As we all know, automatically updating Windows on your servers can sometimes give you sleepless nights and it could be pretty risky.

It was pretty easy to turn off Windows Update on a Windows Server 2008 server. All we have to do is to go to Control Panel, look for Windows Update and then change the settings to prevent automatic updates.

With Windows Server 2012 and 2016, this has gotten slightly more difficult. Here is how you can disable automatic Windows Update on Windows Server 2012 and 2016.

Disable Automatic Windows Update on Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2016

  1. Run Command Prompt as Administrator
  2. Type: sconfig and press Enter
    • disable automatic windows update on windows server 2016
  3. You can now see the current settings as shown below >> type 5 and Enter >> you will get the available options.
    • Type M to turn off the automatic Windows Update settings to Manual.
    • Once after you change this, Windows Server will not be updated automatically.

disable automatic windows update on windows server 2016

disable automatic windows update on windows server 2016

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