Windows Update when Group Policy Forbids

Posted by David Beckman on Super User See other posts from Super User or by David Beckman
Published on 2010-02-10T16:55:59Z Indexed on 2010/03/13 7:05 UTC
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I am in the administrators group for my local Windows XP machine and I would like to get updates via http://update.microsoft.com/[1]. However, this is prevented via the group policy:

Network policy settings prevent you from using this website to get updates for your computer.

Is there anyway to override this specific policy for my machine or my user?

[1] Several installed applications are Microsoft based, but are not part of the machine standard (eg Visual studio). As such, I am not getting the updates for these applications. I could periodically go to the various application sites and look for hotfixes, but that is beyond tedious.

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