WSUS Registry Settings

Discussion in 'Update Services' started by, Apr 10, 2007.

  1. I use the following Registry Settings

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00



    From what I could find on these settings they are supposed to download and
    install the patches/hotfixes if approved for installation.
    But using these settings requires user interaction to get the install going.
    download to PC works

, Apr 10, 2007
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  2. "AUOptions"=dword:00000004 is the right setting.
    Are your Users local Administrators?

    Winfried Sonntag [MVP], Apr 10, 2007
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    Hungryjack Guest

    Maybe this will help:
    NoAutoRebootWithLoggedOnUsers is enabled which Specifies that to complete a
    scheduled installation, Automatic Updates will wait for the computer to be
    restarted by any user who is logged on, instead of causing the computer to
    restart automatically in 5 minutes to complete the installation.

    If this is set then it will not auto reboot, which means the user has too.
    Hungryjack, Apr 10, 2007
  4. After configuring the registry, you'll need to restart the Automatic Updates
    service so that it can read the registry settings.

    Also, be cautioned against the fact that the update(s) appear in the
    notification area and /can/ be installed interactively
    and the idea that the scheduled installation is not working.

    To determine if the updates were /scheduled/ for installation after
    review the %windir%\SoftwareDistribution\ReportingEvents.log
    or the Event Logs for similar entries confirming the download and
    scheduling of the updates.

    Lawrence Garvin, M.S., MCTS, MCP
    Independent WSUS Evangelist
    MVP-Software Distribution (2005-2007)

    Everything you need for WSUS is at

    And, almost everything else is at
    Lawrence Garvin \(MVP\), Apr 11, 2007
  5. How were you wanting to install the updates? Using the "install updates and
    shut down" option?

    Which operating system?


    Harry Johnston [MVP], Jun 4, 2010
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