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Version information

  • 3.0.0 (latest)
  • 2.0.1
  • 2.0.0
  • 1.2.0
  • 1.1.0
  • 1.0.1
  • 1.0.0
released May 2nd 2019
This version is compatible with:
  • Puppet Enterprise 2019.8.x, 2019.7.x, 2019.5.x, 2019.4.x, 2019.3.x, 2019.2.x, 2019.1.x, 2019.0.x, 2018.1.x
  • Puppet >= 5.5.8 < 7.0.0

Start using this module

  • r10k or Code Manager
  • Bolt
  • Manual installation
  • Direct download

Add this module to your Puppetfile:

mod 'puppet-windows_autoupdate', '3.0.0'
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Add this module to your Bolt project:

bolt module add puppet-windows_autoupdate
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Manually install this module globally with Puppet module tool:

puppet module install puppet-windows_autoupdate --version 3.0.0

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puppet/windows_autoupdate — version 3.0.0 May 2nd 2019

Windows Automatic Updates module for Puppet

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Table of Contents

  1. Overview
  2. Module Description - What is the windows_autoupdate module?
  3. Setup - The basics of getting started with windows_autoupdate
  4. Usage - Configuration options and additional functionality
  5. Reference - An under-the-hood peek at what the module is doing and how
  6. Limitations - OS compatibility, etc.
  7. Development - Guide for contributing to the module


Puppet module for managing Microsoft Windows Automatic Updates.

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Module Description

This module configures all the relevant windows registry keys used to manage windows automatic update settings on your windows machine.


What autoupdates affects

  • Configures registry keys/values

Beginning with autoupdate

Manage autoupdates with default settings:

   include windows_autoupdate

Disable auto updates:

   class { 'windows_autoupdate': noAutoUpdate => '1' }


Classes and Defined Types

Class: windows_autoupdate

The autoupdate module primary classes, windows_autoupdate, configures all the registry settings required to manage auto updates.

Parameters within windows_autoupdates:

  • 0 - Enable Automatic Updates (Default)
  • 1 - Disable Automatic Updates
  • 2 - Notify for download and notify for install
  • 3 - Auto download and notify for install
  • 4 - Auto download and schedule the install
  • 0 - Install every day
  • 1 to 7 - Install on specific day of the week from Sunday (1) to Saturday (7).
  • 0 to 23 - Install time of day in 24-hour format
  • 1 to use custom update server
  • The number of minutes to wait after service start time before performing the installation.
  • 1 to prevent automatic reboot while users are logged on.



Public Classes


This module is tested on the following platforms:

  • Windows 2008 R2

It is tested with the OSS version of Puppet only.



Please read for full details on contributing to this project.