Automatic Updates Aren't Automatic

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by Novice2000, May 25, 2007.

  1. Novice2000

    Novice2000 Guest

    Hi,

    We set up all of our computers to run automatic windows updates at 10:00 PM
    last night. When I came in today mine had run without any problem, but the
    other computers had a pop-up window and were still in the stage where it
    required the user to click to run the updates. So, I guess it started, but
    wasn't toally automatic.

    I read in Help that these should be set up as "Administrator". Does anyone
    know what we need to do to set this up to run automatically?
     
    Novice2000, May 25, 2007
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  2. How were they set up to automatically update ?
    Is Group Policy involved ?
    How many workstations are on the network ?
    Is there a server involved ?

    The more details you provide the quicker you will get an answer.

    MowGreen [MVP 2003-2007]
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    MowGreen [MVP], May 25, 2007
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  3. Novice2000

    Novice2000 Guest

    How were they set up to automatically update ?
    Start - Control Panel - Scheduled Tasks - Add Scheduled Task - Scheduled
    Task Wizard - Next - Windows Update - Next - Weekly - Set Time - Set Day of
    Week - See User Name then enter password twice.Finish - This is set up on
    my machine, and runs as scheduled.

    Is Group Policy involved ?
    What is that?

    How many workstations are on the network ?
    Eleven
    Is there a server involved ?
    Yes


     
    Novice2000, May 29, 2007
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  4. What's the OS installed on the server, your workstation, and the other
    workstations on the network ?

    If you don't know what Group Policy is then, hopefully, it's not
    involved in this scenario. Did someone else administer the network prior
    to your doing so ?

    How to schedule automatic updates in Windows Server 2003, in Windows XP,
    and in Windows 2000
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/327838

    For the systems not updating automatically, suggest you right click My
    Computer either on the Desktop or Start Menu, then choose Automatic Updates.
    Set them to Automatic, Every day, @ 10:OO PM
    * The logged on User must have Admin rights in order for the updates to
    install *
    Delete the Scheduled Task on each workstation

    Suggest you take a look at WSUS:
    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/windowsserver/wsus/default.mspx

    That way you can test the updates prior to pushing them out to the
    workstations on the network.


    MowGreen [MVP 2003-2007]
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    *-343-* FDNY
    Never Forgotten
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    MowGreen [MVP], May 29, 2007
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  5. P.S. If the Scheduled Task on the workstations points to wupdmgr.exe,
    then what you're seeing is to be expected.
    It should point to * wuauclt.exe *

    MG
     
    MowGreen [MVP], May 29, 2007
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