Specify the search server for device driver updates

This policy setting allows you to specify the search server that Windows uses to find updates for device drivers.If you enable this policy setting you can select whether Windows searches Windows Update (WU) searches a Managed Server or a combination of both.Note that if both are specified then Windows will first search the Managed Server such as a Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) server. Only if no update is found will Windows then also search Windows Update.If you disable or do not configure this policy setting members of the Administrators group can determine the server used in the search for device drivers.

Policy path: 

System\Device Installation



Supported on: 

At least Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows 7

Registry settings: 




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