wierd behavior gpo

Discussion in 'Update Services' started by skip, Jan 7, 2009.

  1. skip

    skip Guest

    According to my attached policy, for "configure automatic updating" i
    selected option 3, i also enabled "No auto-restart with logged on users for
    scheduled automatic updates installations.

    I wanted to test this policy out so i approved an update and set a deadline
    for the update to one day in the past the update does require a reboot. I
    then logged onto on of the 2003 sp2 servers and i ran wuauclt.exe /detect
    now, 5 minutes later I got a pop up saying the machine needs to be rebooted,
    and then i get a countdown window starting from 5 minutes. I then logged of
    the machine because i didnt want the server to get rebooted, i logged back
    on and i got a green pop saying an update was installed and a restart is

    I dont understand why the update was automatically installed when in my
    policy i selected option 3 'Auto download and notify for install' I
    understand this as the update will be downloaded to the box but it only gets
    installed once an admin manually installs it?

    Where am i going wrong with this?
    skip, Jan 7, 2009
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  2. skip

    Guest Guest

    Run the Resultant Set of Policy console (RSoP) on one of your clients to
    check which policies are actually applying.

    Remember that GPO to take effect on client machines could take up to 90
    minutes to complete. To apply manually those changes run "gpupdate /force"

    Hope it helps

    Guest, Jan 8, 2009
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  3. skip

    DaveMills Guest

    It is not a GPO issue. It is working as expected.
    DaveMills, Jan 8, 2009
  4. Deadlines trump all other settings. If a deadline has been reached, the update
    will be installed as soon as the client discovers it, and the system will reboot.
    Unless there is a deadline set.

    Harry Johnston [MVP], Jan 13, 2009
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