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s group policy item "No auto-restart with logged on users for scheduled automatic update installations" supported in Windows 10?

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  • Is group policy item "No auto-restart with logged on users for scheduled automatic update installations" supported in Windows 10?

    I know, it can be set in GPO, but according to my tests it is not checked before reboot.

    Friday, April 29, 2016 5:09 PM

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  • Hi,

    Based on my experience, it is supported for Windows 10.

    Would you tell us what’s the means “according to my tests it is not checked before reboot”?

    It means that the policy is not works on Windows 10?

    If yes, I suggest you run Gpresult /h C:\gpresult.html to make sure the policy has been applied successfully.

    Best Regards,

    Jay


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    Monday, May 02, 2016 8:27 AM
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  • there doesn't seem to be much formal documentation, but, Windows8 introduced "Automatic Maintenance", and that has continued into Win10 with some further changes in behaviour.

    There is much discussion in forums etc, but it seems that different combinations of settings can produce differing results.

    In my experience, if you encounter the below, the restart will occur regardless of user-is-logged-on.

    Windows10 is quite good at preserving/restoring the application state, (or perhaps newer applications are good at recovering)

    Although this next discussion is a couple of years old, it may be helpful to partially explain:

    https://community.spiceworks.com/topic/482117-windows-update-group-policy-auto-restart


    Don [doesn't work for MSFT, and they're probably glad about that ;]

    Monday, May 02, 2016 8:59 AM
  • See this video with policy set and reboot forced (lost not saved document in Notepad)

    http://youtu.be/_ND7aS4yFw8

    Here http://goo.gl/C0p5Ep is the report from GPResult. I have invoked gpupdate /force before generating the report.

    Thanks for support.




    Monday, May 02, 2016 12:23 PM
  • As a proof of my statement here is the log from ProcMon http://goo.gl/zJKOIE where you can see that there is no access to the registry for the key NoAutoRebootWithLoggedOnUsers from MusNotification application which controls the reboot process.

    It's a shame that there are not source code for MusNotification to dig this out.


    Tuesday, May 03, 2016 8:57 AM