New in Patch Remedy 22.214.171.124, now monitors for and will update the Windows Update registry value that has Windows Updates disabled when error 0x80240025 is seen. This error denotes a Group Policy setting. If you check the registry for the DisableWindowsUpdateAccess key, you will likely find the following: HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-18\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\WindowsUpdate S-1-5-18 maps to the SYSTEM ACCOUNT. To correct the problem, either set the value to 0 or delete the key. You may also need to check that you do not have a Group Policy that continues to set this value to 1 to avoid the problem from happening after a policy is refreshed.
The Patch Remedy 126.96.36.199 now sets the registry D-Word value to “0” for HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-18\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\WindowsUpdate\DisableWindowsUpdateAccess if the checkbox on the configure tab is set to auto fix the error.
Check the autofix box to allow Patch Remedy to look for and to re-enable Windows Update if disabled.