How to Hide Enable or Disable Office Automatic Updates using Local Group Policy Editor?
To hide, enable or disable Office Automatic Updates using Local Group Policy Editor, you need to install the Office’s Group Policy template first. For that, navigate the Microsoft website and download the latest admin templates. MS Office 2013 Group Policy template, you can download from here.
Once you have downloaded the Office’s Group Policy template, double-click on the setup files to extract its contents and select a blank folder on your computer when prompted for the path, now open the folder and copy all contents of the sub-folder admx into the C:/Windows/PolicyDefinitions/ folder. Then, copy the admin folder contents to the language-locale subfolder (for instance, “en-US”) into the respective language-locale folder under C:/Windows/PolicyDefinitions/.
When done, you can proceed with the following steps to hide, enable or disable Office Automatic Updates:-
Step 1. Open Local Group Policy Editor.
Step 2. Then, navigate to the following path in the left sidebar of Local Group Policy Editor:-
Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Microsoft Office 2016
Step 3. On the right side, double click the policy “Hide option to enable or disable updates.”
Step 4. Select the
Step 5. Click on the
Step 6. Press on the
How to Hide Option to Enable or Disable Updates for Office apps using Registry Editor?
Step 1. Open Registry editor.
Step 2. Then, navigate to the following path in the Registry Editor:-
Note: For Office 2013, you’ll need to navigate to the following path accordingly; if you don’t find then create:-
Step 3. Right-click on the Microsoft folder and select the
Step 4. Name the newly created key as an
Step 5. After that, right-click on the
Step 6. Now, please right-click on the
Step 7. Then, right-click on the
Step 8. Double-click on the
- 1 = hide the menu option to enable or disable automatic updates
- 0 = show the menu option to enable or disable automatic updates
Step 9. Click
Step 10. To enable or disable Office automatic update, right-click on the
Step 11. Double-click on the
- 0 = automatic updates are disabled
- 1 = automatic updates are enabled
Step 12. Click on the
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