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[Solved] Optional updates

Topics: Publishing Issue
Oct 2, 2013 at 4:42 PM
It seems optional updates are working incorrectly. I was expecting the following behavior:

"The new API supports creating approvals for “optional installation,” which tells the Windows Update Agent to make the update available for installation in the Add or Remove Programs dialog box, but not via Automatic Updates." - technet

However the update is seen as both an "Important update: (Automatic Updates) and under Add or Remove Programs dialog box (Install a program from the network). I'm not sure if this is a bug or a package manager rules issue.

The app in question is java, and I followed the guide on this site. so the only rules are if msi product is detected or not.
Oct 3, 2013 at 6:21 PM
What is the client OS : Win XP or Win 7 ?
Oct 3, 2013 at 9:06 PM
Windows 7.
Oct 4, 2013 at 8:12 PM
You have to set explicitly, this GPO to disable :

Gpo Recommended Updates

Which give this RegKey :
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU\IncludeRecommendedUpdates = 0
Marked as answer by DCourtel on 10/7/2013 at 10:13 AM
Oct 8, 2013 at 3:50 PM
That did the trick, thanks.