Automatic installation of updates which require user intervention?

Discussion in 'Update Services' started by Matt Shepherd, Feb 8, 2006.

  1. Hi,

    Generally WSUS is working well in our organisation but I'm having
    difficulties getting the updates which require user intervention installed on
    all our workstations. Is there a way to automate the installation of these
    updates without user intervention?
    Matt Shepherd, Feb 8, 2006
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  2. Uh..... if they require user intervention, then they /require/ user
    intervention, and installing these updates without user intervention is
    contrary to the design of the installer.

    There are very few updates which actually require user intervention,
    however. The GDI+ security update from a year ago definitely comes to mind,
    but there aren't many others.

    Note that the statement in the WSUS metadata (if that's what you are
    reading) says "MAY require user intervention", and the only real impact of
    this setting is that it prevents the assignment of a deadline to the update.
    Lawrence Garvin \(MVP\), Feb 9, 2006
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  3. Hi, thanks for your input and I appreciate that installing these updates
    without user intervention is contrary to the design of the installer, its
    just it would make life a lot easier if there was a way to automate this

    The reason why I ask is that there is one Windows Update which will
    consistently not install on our workstations using WSUS and I thought it
    could be due to its "may require user intervention" status...

    The update in question is "Critical Update for Windows KB833407", it has
    been maked for installation for a couple of weeks now (btw, updates are
    sheduled daily) and is the only update which has consistently not been
    installed across our workstations.

    So I was wondering if there was another way to distribute this update to all
    workstations without relying on the users input? Perhaps create an msi of
    the update and push it out that way?

    Or have you got any ideas why this update is not being installed?
    Matt Shepherd, Feb 9, 2006
  4. "A critical update is available to remove unacceptable symbols from the
    Bookshelf Symbol 7 font"

    One reason the update might not be installing is that the workstation(s) in
    question do not have this font installed. It could be a flaw in the
    detection logic that assumes
    Lawrence Garvin \(MVP\), Feb 9, 2006
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