- Check this out - https://serverfault.com/questions/593937/can-i-override-domain-group-policy-with-local-group-policy-as-a-local-admin If you create local GPO rules for the things you don't want mandated by your company - 1.The sysadmins are less likely to elevate your hackish tendancies to management, thus getting you fired, and 2.Windows Update really wants to automatically update on Windows 10.Professional, Enterprise, and Education editions of Windows 10 have access to group policy and registry settings for this, but even Home editions of Windows 10 give you a way to stop updates from automatically downloading.
The new feature does come with registry entries, meaning it can be manipulated manually, through scripts, and even through Group Policy. Registry path: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Current Version\Delivery Optimization\Config REG_DWORD Value: Download Mode Data: 0 = off; 2 = PCs on my local network; 3 = PCs on my local network, and PCs on the Internet In a way.
The sysadmins will probably tell you exactly how to do it.
The home page being set static is usually both a security mandate, as well as a user support fix.
It's possible that it's simply a placeholder for future development. In a nutshell, when software is available for download (security updates, for example), the download begins on all targeted systems on a network.
Each system continues to download and stores bits and pieces and once a full copy exists on a system it becomes a "master" where other connected systems can draw from instead of having to continue downloading from the Internet.