This is for people who are new to Registry editing.

Rigistry is always a very convenient way to manage windows client, and also been useful to manage 3rd party software, i.e. JAVA, Chrome... To disable their updates etcs.


How to :

1. Go to the sample machine, do the related changes for the registry from REGEDIT, then export the registry to reg file.

2. On the Group Policy Management Console, open the related group policy, go to Computer Configuration -> Preference->Windows Settings -> Registry,

Create new registry item

3. Now open the exported reg file with notepad. copy the related field into New Registry Properties window. I.E. to Disable JAVA update. You find following three areas:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\JavaSoft\Java Update\Policy]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\JavaSoft\Java Update\Policy\jucheck]


So the Key Path for the Enable Java Update should be:

SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\JavaSoft\Java Update\Policy

Value name should be:


Valute Type: dword

Value Data:0

Press OK to continue create another two Registry items.


4. After registry items been created, run gpupdate on server. Now go to client machine, change the registry value to something different, restart the client machine to verify if the registry values have been modified by Group Policy.


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