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Can you disable Automatic Maintenance with GPO or registry

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    Windows 8.1

    Can you disable Automatic Maintenance with GPO or registry


    I need to disable Automatic Maintenance on a lab of 20 computers. Is there a way to use GPO or a registry setting so that I don't need to go to each individual machine?

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    Linux Mint 17.2


    Which part of maintenance are you looking for stopping? They are run from the Task Manager. If this is a part of course work to earn a degree, you would be best to use your resources in creating a Batch and GPO that runs during boot as a script.

    In almost every work environment, the systems are left running 24x7, so that any updates, etc can be pushed out to them. Automatic maintenance tasks are set at say 3 am, when no one would be using the computers. You are really best to just leave well enough alone.
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    Windows 8.1


    This is a university lab setting where we want to turn the machines off when the lab is closed. These machines have a hard drive locking software on them to prevent changes being made to them. As we only want the maintenance to be run when the machine is unlocked, we want to turn off the automatic maintenance.
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