xp_winupd_netpolicy.vbs - Removes Policy Setting that disables Windows Update
© Doug Knox - 3/22/2002

If you receive the following error:

Access Denied

Network policy settings prevent you from using Windows Update to download and install updates on your computer.

If you believe you have received this message in error, please check with your system administrator.

The following will undo the restriction in XP Home or Pro Edition.  To use: Download the xp_winupd_netpolicy.vbs file and save it to your hard drive (you may want to right click and use Save Target As). In Windows Explorer, locate the script you just downloaded and double click it.  The script will modify the System Registry and notify you when its done.  This script can be viewed in Notepad or any text editor, as to the specific function of the script and how it works.

Other fixes will be coming for other types of Windows Update restrictions.

This page last updated 06/03/2011 06:11
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