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Windows 7 - Auto Restart Not Working After Windows Updates Installed RRS feed

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  • Hello

    We have a windows update group policy applied to various users machines in our domain. The policy is to automatically restart / update users machines if they are logged off. This does not appear to be working in any case.

    I have compared the registry settings on machines to what they should be if the policy applied and they are correct:

    HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU

    AUOptions - 4

    NoAutoRebootedWithLoggedOnUsers - 1

    ScheduledInstallDay - 0

    ScheduledInstallTime- 1

    NoAutoUpdate-0

    This would imply the install / restart should be happening automatically at 1am if no user is logged on.

    When users come in in the morning and log in they immediately get a "Restart your machine to finish installing updates" dialogue and it is driving us insane!

    Can anyone please advise ?


    Thanks

    Tuesday, April 25, 2017 12:54 PM

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  • Hi,

    Have you checked this registry key?

    Registry subkey: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU

    Value:  AlwaysAutoRebootAtScheduledTime

    Type: REG_DWORD

    Value data: 0 (default value) or 1 (force a restart)

    When this registry value is set to 1, you are still notified of the upcoming automatic restart on the sign-in screen. However, at the end of the two-day period, the 15-minute counter begins even if the computer is locked. The restart also occurs even if the computer is locked.

    Best Regards,

    Tao


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    Thursday, April 27, 2017 9:01 AM
  • Hello Tao

    What is a user was still logged on. Would the machine restart after 2 days of inactivity ?

    Thanks

    Andrew

    Thursday, April 27, 2017 1:56 PM
  • Yes, I think you are right:)

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    Monday, May 1, 2017 2:38 AM