If there is a Policy set at the global org level which manages Kaseya Patch settings and there are a few workstations which the customer wants to manage patching locally with Windows Automatic Update:
1) Will selecting "User control - Let machine users control Windows Automatic Update." under "Windows Automatic Update" overwrite the settings in the policy?
2) Is there a way to create and apply a Policy and assign it to the specific computers which will do the same as above?
1) Yes, it will overwrite the policy. It will however be changed back the next time you clear manual and reapply the policy. I recommend doing this about once a month if you have technicians that have access to make these changes. We use policy basically as a GPO that is the end answer to any changes, temporary or otherwise, a technician may make.
2) This is really the best way. If this is a one off situation, create a policy for that specific client and apply manually to the machines you want to change. A manually applied policy will toke preference over a globally assigned one.
We have our policy folders lined out like you would for AD.
Client specific > A-C > "A-Client Name" >
Under the client name we have "Sites", for LAN cache, "General", for all client machines and "Manual" for instances like yours.
It's a great system if you take the time to organize it.
As always you rock Matt!
And I agree. Policy Management is great as is Group Policy. I don't know why everyone doesn't use it!