How to disable the "Updates are available" pop-up?

Hi all,

How to disable the “Updates are available” pop-up @ windows 2016.
There is a popup with updates which “disable” the robot when running.
Can not click etc.

There is a workaround how to handle this via UiPath studio?

Thank you in advance,

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Hi @PavlosM

You can include this in the workflows think…

Try having element exists to check whether that window/ pop up is available. If true, use a click or a suitable activity to close it so that the normal operations can be done afterwords…

Hi @Lahiru.Fernando

Unfortunately this is not applicable since the pop up is “blocking” all the screen , so you can not even use and recognise it via Studio in order to proceed to your suggestion.

Thank you

I see… okay… So would it be possible to disable the updates instead of checking whether UiPath can handle it?

just a thought… :thinking:

Actually this was my thought exactly, i found the way to do it also but security department disallow this option, so this is why i post to forum if exist some other option via UiPath.

Either way thank you for responds.

Hello,

I encountered same issue and did not want to disable Microsoft update services.
I found a solution on google that works. the pop-up is generated by 2 executables in System32 folder.
Thus a solution is to remove access to those executables to the users. Here is the script to disable for everyone and rollback is needed. You can probably adapt it to only prevent pop-up for specific users and/or groups

Apply:

cd /d "%Windir%\System32"
takeown /F MusNotification.exe
icacls MusNotification.exe /deny Everyone:(X)
takeown /F MusNotificationUx.exe
icacls MusNotificationUx.exe /deny Everyone:(X)

Rollback:

cd /d "%Windir%\System32"
icacls MusNotification.exe /remove:d Everyone
icacls MusNotification.exe /grant Everyone:F
icacls MusNotification.exe /setowner "NT SERVICE\TrustedInstaller"
icacls MusNotification.exe /remove:g Everyone
icacls MusNotificationUx.exe /remove:d Everyone
icacls MusNotificationUx.exe /grant Everyone:F
icacls MusNotificationUx.exe /setowner "NT SERVICE\TrustedInstaller"
icacls MusNotificationUx.exe /remove:g Everyone

Regards,

Hi Sylvain, Would this work on Win10 client machines as well? I’m trying to prevent reboot notification popup after windows patching.