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Re-enabling Automatic Windows Updates for Windows Servers

Re-enabling Automatic Windows Updates for Windows Servers


Affected Roles:  Administrator, Owner

Related Digital Watchdog VMS Apps:  DW Spectrum® IPVMS

Complexity:  Low

Last Edit:  February 14, 2022


Re-enabling Automatic Updates

By default, DW Blackjack® Servers have OS updates disabled to prevent unexpected operating issues that may occur from auto-updates pushed by Microsoft, such as the Windows Update KB4512506 issue with Windows 7. As a result, there may be issues when trying to install or use third-party software and tools on the DW Blackjack unit due to outdated system drivers.

As so, DW Blackjack Servers using Windows will require the System Administrator to either manually update the WinOS files and drivers (as needed) or to re-enable the automatic Windows update setting to restore this function.

This article will outline how to restore the Windows Update Settings on a DW Blackjack Server using Windows OS.

**NOTE:  If your DW Blackjack unit is managed by your organization or by an IT department, Administrator permissions will be required to configure these settings.

**DISCLAIMER:  Please be aware that DW Blackjack Servers have OS updates and repository access disabled by default. Altering a DW Blackjack Server’s OS configuration from default settings are performed at the owner’s risk.

Supported/Affected Devices:

  • DW Blackjack® Tower Server Series (Windows)
  • DW Blackjack® Rack Server Series (Windows)
  • DW Blackjack® E-Rack Series (Windows)
  • DW Blackjack® P-Rack Series (Windows)
  • DW Blackjack® Cube Series (Windows)

Restoring Automatic Windows Update Settings

To re-enabling the Windows Update Settings to allow automatic updates:

  1. Click the Windows Start button (W) and select “Settings”.

  1. Click on the “Update and Security” tile.

  1. Select “Advanced Options” and locate the Update Options section.

Set the “Automatically download updates, even over metered data connections (charges may apply)” setting to “ON” to enable automatic OS updates for the DW Blackjack unit.

If instead you are trying to manually update the OS, click the “Check for Updates” button to have the system scan and download available Windows updates.

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