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Control Windows 10 driver auto-update

With Windows 10, the system's drivers are updated directly from Windows Update. This is usually a good thing because it means the system will have the latest WHQL drivers installed. It also means the system administrator needs to maintain less driver packs for individual models (at least for corporate / enterprise computer models).

However, it sometimes happen that an updated driver will have a MSI co-installer that will run outside the scope of the SCCM client and might run concurrently with an application or package installation step from a task sequence. It will cause the installation to fail and maybe the whole task sequence to fail too. I've had this many times with Office 2016.

So the task sequence engine need a way to control when Windows will apply those driver updates so they don't happen concurrently during other OSD steps. Either the task sequence wait until the drivers are fully updated from Windows Update or the updates are postponed until the task sequence is over.

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    Alexandre Blanchette shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

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      • Lokesh Majji commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        We are facing the same issue due to this feature on Lenovo Hardware connected with USB-C Docks. During the OSD Process, these Lenovo updates are getting installed automatically from Windows update and the TS hangs or breaks. Is there any way of disabling this?

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