Installation of updates with NO USER INTERVENTION

Discussion in 'Update Services' started by a4062224, Dec 20, 2005.

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    a4062224 Guest

    I've setup a WSUS server and all my clients show up. My question is that
    will WSUS "push" the update and most importantly, install the update without
    the user having to acknowledge the balloon telling them that updates are
    ready to install? All our users are "blind"
    a4062224, Dec 20, 2005
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    Rich Holmes Guest

    If no one is currently logged in when the scheduled time arrives, the machine
    will do it all automatically. If the user is logged in and is an
    Administrator, they will be prompted. If the user is NOT an administrator
    they will be notified after the install only if a reboot is necessary. If
    you want NON administrators to be able to choose when to install the updates,
    then elevate non-admins through the windows update group policy setting.
    Rich Holmes, Dec 20, 2005
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    Jeff Teel Guest

    How would the PC respond if they are local machine Admins and not domain

    Jeff Teel, Dec 21, 2005
  4. WSUS does not -push- anything. This entire environment is a client-pull
    technology. The client initiates a process every 17-22 hours that determines
    if updates are available, downloads them, and either schedules them
    (according to policy), or notifies the next logged on administrator user
    that updates are available to be installed.

    If the policy is correctly configured (Option #4), the client will download
    updates, install them at the scheduled time, and reboot the system, without
    the user having to do anything.

    If you've configured Option #3, however, the admin user must initiate the
    installation of the updates when they have been successfully downloaded.
    Lawrence Garvin \(MVP\), Dec 21, 2005
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    Hank Arnold Guest


    I'm confused.... We have all our workstations configured for option #4 and
    admins (local or domain) are only alerted that updates are available (via
    that silly little shield). They have to select it and initiate the download
    and then the install.

    What GPO configurations (or registry settings) have we missed??
    Hank Arnold, Dec 21, 2005
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    Rich Holmes Guest

    If at the scheduled time a local admin was logged in, it would prompt them
    with the little bubble at the bottom. If a local admin was not logged in it
    would just do it.
    Rich Holmes, Dec 21, 2005
  7. No.... they don't..... but unless they leave that "silly little shield"
    alone... they'll never get a chance to find out.

    Of course, that also assumes they leave the machine powered on during the
    scheduled installation time.
    Probably none. :)
    Lawrence Garvin \(MVP\), Dec 22, 2005
  8. Actually, it will prompt with the bubble, as soon as the updates are
    successfully downloaded and /available/ to be installed. The WUA will -not-
    offer any type of prompt when the installation begins, but it will prompt
    when it wants to restart.
    Lawrence Garvin \(MVP\), Dec 22, 2005
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