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    Hi,

     

    We are trying to get Windows SteadyState to run our custom script but have just realised a serious limitation whereby there is a restriction on the duration the custom scripts can run. After around 20-30 minutes, Windows SteadyState issued a warning in the System Logs - "Automatic updates exceeded time limit while trying to run Custom update scripts" and then initiated a system reboot.


    I believe this is not a documented restriction in the Windows SteadyState handbook as I can't find any other way to get around this. Is there a registry setting or method that I can get Window SteadyState to allow custom scripts to run for an indefinite amount of time?


    Thanks.

    Regards,
    Gavin Tan

    Systems Engineer

    Dimension Data Australia

    Friday, May 16, 2008 5:25 AM

Answers

  • Hi,

    You can override the default of 30 minutes by creating this value in the registry.  This example sets the time limit to 90 minutes.

    [HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Windows SteadyState\Parameters]
    "UpdateScriptTimeLimitMinutes"=dword:90
    Sunday, May 25, 2008 4:02 PM