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Win10 Automatically rebooting within active hours RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have a windows 10 machine that is getting updated from my WSUS server.

    I have WSUS set with a 7 day deadline.

    Today, I knew MS had released a bunch of updates, so I manually "checked for updates" and installed.

    I noticed Windows said "It would reboot when I was not using the computer".

    I took a 15 minute break, came back to my computer and it had rebooted.

    I looked at update settings, and windows 10 shows my active hours are 8am-5pm.

    This is Not the first time this same issue has occured.

    Anyone have any info on this and how I can prevent this from happening.


    Wednesday, August 9, 2017 3:13 PM

All replies

  • Hello,

    Have you ever configured the following GPO for WSUS? I would recommend that you check the GPO for WSUS carefully. There are lots of policies which can specify the behavior of restart after installation of import updates.

    Best regards,

    Andy Liu


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    Thursday, August 10, 2017 10:16 AM
  • I did check the GPO and it is set to "Not configured"

    I really have no clue why I am seeing this behavior, and it started on earlier builds of win 10 as well.

    I would have thought he active hours setting would actually work, but it is not 
    (Note: this happens with more then just one PC as well).


    • Edited by vs2017sv Friday, August 18, 2017 12:47 PM
    Thursday, August 10, 2017 11:31 AM
  • Hello,

    In Windows 10, you can only choose one path for restart behavior. If you set conflicting policies, you may experience the unexpected restart behavior.

    Please see the following screenshot, and make sure you didn't set conflicting policies.

    Additionally, you can refer to the following article for more details about managing device restarts after updates.

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/deployment/update/waas-restart

    Best regards,

    Andy Liu


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    Friday, August 11, 2017 9:41 AM