Configuring WSUS update installs for Once a Month

Discussion in 'Update Services' started by PghTech, Sep 10, 2007.

  1. PghTech

    PghTech Guest

    I have setup a WSUS 3.0 server and created a GPO against the OU that houses
    the computers I want to get their updates from the WSUS.

    The GPO basically is setup as the Microsoft WSUS white paper outlines what
    needs to be configured.

    However, my question is: I would like to schedule the download and Installs
    to occur once a month on the computers. But, all I see is only a weekly
    schedule. Either through the GPO or setting the GPO to allow the computers
    Automatic Updates schedule to be used (which on the PC will only allow a
    weekly choice).

    How can I have it so that downloads and installs occur on a certain day of
    the week?

    THanks in advance,
    PghTech, Sep 10, 2007
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    Tom S Guest

    Set it so it downloads and installs every day but only approve them for
    install once a month.
    Tom S, Sep 10, 2007
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  3. PghTech

    PghTech Guest

    Tom - or anyone else...

    In review, am I correct in assuming you are referring to the "approval"
    configuration in the WSUS server? If so, I cannot find where you can set a
    time/date for the approvals besides what to actually approve.

    Can you point me in the direction of 'where' you were referring to regarding
    setting the approval to once a month?

    PghTech, Sep 12, 2007
  4. There isn't - but you don't have to approve an update straight away. If you
    don't approve the updates until the 1st of the month, they won't be installed
    before then.

    Harry Johnston, Sep 12, 2007
  5. PghTech

    DaveMills Guest

    Or to refine this set it to install once a week and only approve during the
    preceding week. Use the other weeks for testing

    Note that you CANNOT schedule the download only the install.
    DaveMills, Sep 12, 2007
  6. What you can do is to create a scheduled task that stops the update service and start it once a month. After the updates, stop the serviceagain.
    Ron Benedetti, May 11, 2011
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