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  1. #1
    GofBorg NNTP User

    Automatic Updates

    I have a W2k3 R2 server that whenever it receives updates it automagically
    reboots. Now I don't have to tell you what a headache this causes when it
    does it in the middle of the work day, but for the life of me I have not
    been able to locate how to change this behavior. Is it strictly a reg hack?


  2. #2
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    Re: Automatic Updates

    GofBorg wrote:
    > I have a W2k3 R2 server that whenever it receives updates it automagically
    > reboots. Now I don't have to tell you what a headache this causes when it
    > does it in the middle of the work day, but for the life of me I have not
    > been able to locate how to change this behavior. Is it strictly a reg hack?
    >


    Are we talking about windows update? Change it in the control panel to
    download and notify instead of apply, then you can apply at your leisure.

  3. #3
    GofBorg NNTP User

    Re: Automatic Updates

    > Are we talking about windows update? Change it in the control panel to
    > download and notify instead of apply, then you can apply at your leisure.


    Well, you see here is the deal. I use a registry setting to set an internal
    update server. After I do that on this particular version of windows, it has
    greyed out all of the choices in the Automatic Updates Control Panel App. So
    I assume I need to set a registry setting to a 0,1 or 2 somewhere.



  4. #4
    GofBorg NNTP User

    Re: Automatic Updates

    Do you think this one is it?

    HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Win dowsUpdate\ForcedReboot

    It is set to 1



  5. #5
    GofBorg NNTP User

    Re: Automatic Updates

    > HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Win dowsUpdate\ForcedReboot
    >
    > It is set to 1


    Hmm. Apparently that's not it....in fact that key has disappeared while I
    was looking at it....must be related to a reporting mechanism.

  6. #6
    Steven Wilson NNTP User

    Re: Automatic Updates

    GofBorg wrote:
    > Do you think this one is it?
    >
    > HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Win dowsUpdate\ForcedReboot
    >
    > It is set to 1
    >
    >


    is there a ScheduledInstallTime key? that should set the time of day
    (1-24) that it can run

    ScheduledInstallDay (1-7) Sun-Sat tells it which day it can install updates

  7. #7
    GofBorg NNTP User

    Re: Automatic Updates

    > is there a ScheduledInstallTime key? that should set the time of day
    > (1-24) that it can run
    >
    > ScheduledInstallDay (1-7) Sun-Sat tells it which day it can install
    > updates


    Well the installation isn't the problem. I don't want it to force reboot
    the server.


  8. #8
    Steven Wilson NNTP User

    Re: Automatic Updates

    GofBorg wrote:
    >> is there a ScheduledInstallTime key? that should set the time of day
    >> (1-24) that it can run
    >>
    >> ScheduledInstallDay (1-7) Sun-Sat tells it which day it can install
    >> updates

    >
    > Well the installation isn't the problem. I don't want it to force reboot
    > the server.
    >

    hmm...
    there is NoAutoRebootWithLoggedOnUsers - but I think that only works if
    someone is logged-on at the console.

  9. #9
    GofBorg NNTP User

    Re: Automatic Updates

    > hmm...
    > there is NoAutoRebootWithLoggedOnUsers - but I think that only works if
    > someone is logged-on at the console.


    Well I could leave admin logged in and just lock the console.



  10. #10
    GofBorg NNTP User

    Re: Automatic Updates

    Most of the suggestions I am reading are focusing on
    settings that are distributed to the clients logged in to
    a Domain, not how to tell a server to not reboot. :-(



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