Windows Update value not displayed and potentially changed


Current Windows Update options are not initially read from "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate\Auto Update" and the application default of Automatic Update (4) is set - overwriting the value already there - if Auto Update is disabled (a value of AUOptions = 1).
In other words, if I:
  • have a system that I have explicitly used "scregedit /au 1" to disable auto-updates
  • open Core Configurator for the first time
  • view the Windows Update option page
    ==> Windows Update shows incorrectly that Windows Updates are set to enabled and automatic
  • select close (not apply)
    ==> Core Configurator will change the AUOptions value to 4 - even though it was correctly set to 1 and I did not select Apply.