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  • Hi all

    2 questions

    1) If possible can i use Opalis/SCOM to reboot my Windows 2003 servers after Windows Updates installations took place?

     

    2) What setting or something on the server is there that i can monitor which indicate that a server had windows updates installed and still require a reboot - i would like to reboot such servers during a specific time frame in the week?

     

    I would like to implement something that monitors all my servers and all those servers with the irritating pop-up saying updates has been installed and asking for a reboot - reboot them during a specific time slot

     

    thanks in advance for the help

    Monday, September 20, 2010 9:25 AM

Answers

  • you can, although you didn't ask about GPOs, configure restart (or no restart) after windows update with group policy

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/328010

    in scom, you would configure a monitor and look for whatever event in the application log indicates windows update installed and requires a reboot. then you can associate a task with the monitor to restart at a specific time when the condition is met. my scom is a little rusty. you might try posting this in the scom forum.

    • Marked as answer by Tim Quan Wednesday, September 22, 2010 2:26 AM
    Monday, September 20, 2010 6:07 PM

All replies

  • you can, although you didn't ask about GPOs, configure restart (or no restart) after windows update with group policy

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/328010

    in scom, you would configure a monitor and look for whatever event in the application log indicates windows update installed and requires a reboot. then you can associate a task with the monitor to restart at a specific time when the condition is met. my scom is a little rusty. you might try posting this in the scom forum.

    • Marked as answer by Tim Quan Wednesday, September 22, 2010 2:26 AM
    Monday, September 20, 2010 6:07 PM
  • Thank you for your input Roy - appreciate it
    Tuesday, September 21, 2010 5:10 AM
  • glad to help

     

    Tuesday, September 21, 2010 10:15 AM