Disable Automatic Updates on Server 2016

Last modified: April 10, 2020
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How to disable automatic updates on Server 2016.

  1. Open an elevated command prompt window or PowerShell session
  2. Type sconfig and press enter.
  3. Select option 5
  4. Now select “A” for automatically download and install updates, “D” for download only or “M” for Manual updates.

Below are the reference screenshots

disable automatic update on server-command selection option
Command selection option


disable automatic update on server-select option 5
Select option 5


disable automatic update on server-pop out update settings message
Pop out update settings message


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