Please clarify the Automatic Update concept

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by djohnson, Jun 23, 2006.

  1. djohnson

    djohnson Guest

    Some people in my department seem to be uncertain about how automatic
    updates work even after reading the official documentation.

    My question is fairly simple. If a user with administrator rights
    turns on automatic updates on a PC, sets them to occur at say 2 a.m.
    every night when the user is home, logged off, and the computer is
    always on... will critical security updates continue to occur (download
    AND install) automatically, even if the regular user of the PC may have
    restricted rights?
    djohnson, Jun 23, 2006
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  2. djohnson

    PA Bear Guest

    PA Bear, Jun 23, 2006
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  3. djohnson

    djohnson Guest

    Why is 2 A.M. a bad time?

    Also, thank you for the references, and I believe I understand them,
    that is if an administraive user (not network admin but admin local to
    the machine) turns on automatic updates they will occur even if the
    daily user has restricted access. Is this correct? Could you please
    confirm this for me?
    djohnson, Jun 23, 2006
  4. djohnson

    PA Bear Guest

    To keep track of things, it helps immensely if you include all of previous
    message(s) in your replies to the newsgroup. Thank you.

    Even though the user is "always on", is it always online & connected? If
    so, 2:00 AM would be fine.

    Yes, AU will run and updates will download & install (in most cases) even if
    the User Profile does not have Admin privileges.
    PA Bear, Jun 23, 2006
  5. djohnson

    djohnson Guest

    Thank you.

    djohnson, Jun 26, 2006
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