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Configuring Reboots in a specific cadence RRS feed

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  • I am just starting with WSUS, making a change from another product that was not working for the company. I have a server stood up, and have been testing prod and non-prod server patching, and everything seems to be going well. I received a new wrinkle today: Non-Prod machines will go the third Saturday each month, and can reboot whenever. Prod will go the fourth Saturday, and a number of servers need to reboot in a specific cadence, usually about 30 minutes apart. Is there an easy way to let them all get their patches at the same time, but delay reboots on a group for x minutes?
    Wednesday, July 17, 2019 8:44 PM

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  • Hi,
      

    If you can include these computers in different OUs, you can configure the following policies for each OU separately:
      

    • Navigate to "Computer Configuration - Policies - Administrative Templates - Windows Components - Windows Update", [Delay restart for scheduled installations] is used to specify the amount of time Automatic Updates will wait before proceeding with a scheduled restart. 
        

    Consider setting different delay times for different OUs.
    Hope the above can help you.
      

    Regards,
    Yic

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    Thursday, July 18, 2019 4:41 AM
  • Thanks, I will try this.
    Thursday, July 18, 2019 1:07 PM