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Windows 8 Updates Failed (Error WindowsUpdate_800B0100) “Managed by your System Administrator”

Recently when working on setting up a laptop for a couple technicians I kept running into this error with Windows Updates. Tried running the troubleshooter, even checked disk for errors but couldn’t come up with a solution.  Turns out it’s actually a lot easier to fix than I thought.  I was getting this error because when the Windows 8 OEM Dell laptop was joined to the domain, it automatically setup the WSUS (Windows Update Services) to an internal Windows Update server. The laptop specifically told me that my Windows Update were “Managed by your System Administrator”.  In my case this server was a test server, which was no longer online.  I wanted to revert back to the Microsoft Update servers, and here’s how to do it. (more…)