Does WSUS "Deadline" override Group Policy "No auto Restart"?

Discussion in 'Update Services' started by hmscott, Aug 18, 2006.

  1. hmscott

    hmscott Guest

    Cross-posted from Windows Update (requested by Mow Green)...

    Last night we had a bit of a hiccup in our WSUS update process. A bunch of
    servers were rebooted, even though we had select the "No auto-restart for
    scheduled ... installations"

    We are using:
    WSUS (SP1)
    Windows 2000 and 2003 (mixed)

    Group Policy settings:
    Configure Automatic Updates:
    - Automatically download updates and install
    - Nightly 3:00am
    No auto-restart for scheduled Automatic Updates

    The updates were pushed out with a deadline of 8/19/2006 (today is 8/18).

    Some servers restarted, some did not. So far, I have not found a consistent
    thread to indicate why a particular server did or did not restart.

    In our test environment, we have an identical configuration. The only
    exception is that the updates were not pushed out with a deadline.



    hmscott, Aug 18, 2006
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  2. hmscott

    hmscott Guest

    Ugh. Thanks.

    Guess I'll go polish up my resume ;-).


    hmscott, Aug 18, 2006
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    John Guest

    John, Aug 18, 2006
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    Dave Mills Guest

    I think it also overrides the Option 3 (Download and Prompt). I have never set a
    deadline on a server though.

    Dave Mills, Aug 18, 2006
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    cac Guest

    cac, Jan 5, 2007
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