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Cannot prevent my XP machine with Windows Steadystate from being rebooted with users logged on RRS feed

  • Question

  • How do i prevent my XP machine with Windows Steadystate from being rebooted when i set a scheduled update even if users are logged on.

    I have also set the NoAutoRebootWithLoggedOnUsers to 1 (DWORD) using regedit under the following area:

    HKLM\SW\MS\Win\CV\WindowsUpdate\Auto Update

    HKLM\SW\Policies\MS\Win\WindowsUpdate\AU

    as had looked in an article which says that you can force a PC from rebooting if users are logged on. But this does not work.

    HELP would be greatly appreciated.

     

    Tuesday, March 23, 2010 11:08 AM

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  • Hi Thamil, have you tried the group policy in the following KB article?  

    No auto-restart for scheduled Automatic Updates installations

    How to configure automatic updates by using Group Policy or registry settings
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/328010

    Also, as the auto-restart may not relate to Windows SteadyState, you can post it in Windows XP forum via the following link:

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/category/windowsxpitpro

    Hope this helps!


    Sean Zhu - MSFT
    Wednesday, March 24, 2010 6:52 AM
    Moderator
  • Hi Thamil, have you tried the group policy in the following KB article?  

    No auto-restart for scheduled Automatic Updates installations

    How to configure automatic updates by using Group Policy or registry settings
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/328010

    Also, as the auto-restart may not relate to Windows SteadyState, you can post it in Windows XP forum via the following link:

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/category/windowsxpitpro

    Hope this helps!


    Sean Zhu - MSFT
    Wednesday, March 24, 2010 6:53 AM
    Moderator
  • Hi I just tried that, where i add the template in the gpedit.msc. I also tried the regedit, but still no luck. Note I have Steadystate installed on this PC, so it is this software that is carrying out the updates and restarting the computer even if user is logged on.

    Any further help is appreciated.

    Thursday, March 25, 2010 8:47 AM
  • Hi I just tried that, where i add the template in the gpedit.msc. I also tried the regedit, but still no luck. Note I have Steadystate installed on this PC, so it is this software that is carrying out the updates and restarting the computer even if user is logged on.

    Any further help is appreciated.


    In my opinion, Windows SteadyState provides a UI to centralize Windows Update. With the previous group policy setting, does the issue occur if you do Windows Update without Windows SteadyState installed?
    Sean Zhu - MSFT
    Friday, March 26, 2010 1:52 AM
    Moderator
  • Windows Steadystate allows you to make scheduled windows update, so i suppose i should use this otherwise all the updates carried out by windows will probably get removed by steadystate upon next reboot, as i have set Disk protection to remove all changes. With normal windows install i can't test it as i have installed steadystate. And i think with steadystate it defaults to reboot after scheduled updates undertaken by it, so that is why i thought i could edit some registry / gpedit to prevent this..

     

    Friday, March 26, 2010 3:22 AM