Automatic updates can be a huge bane for IT Administrators, especially if it is a server you have to have up and you don't have any scale to keep the service up while your reboot servers. I have some specific server I have to manage that get rebooted at specific times but there are some services that have to shutdown manually or the software on the server gets very cranky. To that end here is how you go about disabling windows update by changing Windows Update to manual. By default Automatic updates are automatically configured as shown below.
There are two snapins we are going to work with SCONFIG and GPEdit an we are going to change all the windows updates to manual. Type the command SCONFIG in run, powershell, or cmd
1 – SCONFIG
When the computer is finished you will get a prompt saying updates are sent to manual.