Toolkit to Temporarily Block/Unblock Delivery of Windows XP SP2



Toolkit to Temporarily Block Delivery of Windows XP SP2 to a PC Through Automatic Updates and Windows

Overview
While recognizing the security benefits of Windows XP SP2, some organizations have requested the ability to temporarily disable delivery of this update via Automatic Updates (AU) and Windows Update (WU). These organizations have populations of PCs, upon which they have enabled AU. This is done to ensure that these PCs receive all critical security updates. Since SP2 will start to be delivered to PCs running Windows XP or Windows XP with SP1 via AU starting on August 16, these customers would like to temporarily block the delivery of SP2 in order to provide additional time for validation and testing of the update. In response to these requests, Microsoft is providing this set of tools.
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Executable to Temporarily Block Delivery of Windows XP SP2 to a PC Through Automatic Updates and Windows Update

Overview
This Microsoft signed executable creates the registry value and sets the associated value that temporarily blocks the delivery Windows XP SP2 to the system via Automatic Updates (AU) or Windows Update (WU). The key used is HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate. The executable creates the key value name “DoNotAllowXPSP2″ and sets its value to “1
Source: Executable to Temporarily Block Delivery of Windows XP SP2


Executable to Un-block Delivery of Windows XP SP2 to a PC Through Automatic Updates and Windows Update

Overview
This Microsoft signed executable removes the previously created registry value that temporarily blocked the delivery Windows XP SP2 to the system via Automatic Updates (AU) or Windows Update (WU). If the value does not exist on the system when it is run, no action is taken.
Source: Executable to Un-block Delivery of Windows XP SP2

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