|I have done this for Automatic Updates using the SC and the NET commands. Here are my two batch file scripts:|
To set service to Disabled and Stop it:
sc config Wuauserv start= disabled
net stop "Automatic Updates"
To set Service to Auto and Start it:
sc config Wuauserv start= auto
net start "Automatic Updates"
No doubt the Firewall can be dealt with similarly (although it sounds a bit dangerous LOL). This is one of several websites about the SC & NET commands:
Just for interest, my reason for using these is that I prefer not to allow anything to automatically update my machine. I put them on shortcuts and switch them on and off when I want to update. Auto Updates are also disabled in Windows but MSE will still auto update if the service is not physically stopped.
some other bloke...