Windows Updates are installed out of the scheduled install time defined by GPO RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi all,

    I am in an issue with Windows 2012R2 server which was installed Windows Updates automatically out of the defined scheduled install time pushed by GPO.

    The GPO policy defines "Computer Configuration-> Administrative Templates ->Windows Components -> Windows Updates -> Configure Automatic Updates" as Enabled and option 4 (Auto download and schedule the installation), as well as the scheduled install day as "Every Saturaday", scheduled install time as "01:00".

    However, the server installed the updates on 15:08 yesterday (Thu) and I could see the below weird logs in C:\Windows\windowsupdates.log

    2019-08-15 14:53:43:580 768 b0c AU Changing existing AU client directive from 'Safe to reboot detection for Active session' to 'Reboot Warning', session id = 0x1
    2019-08-15       14:53:43:580 768 b0c AU Launched new AU client for directive 'Reboot Warning', session id = 0x8

    2019-08-15 15:08:43:582 768 b0c AU Auto-logon after WU reboot was requested. Trying to enable...
    2019-08-15 15:08:43:676 768 b0c Shutdwn WARNING: Could not enable auto-logon after next reboot (hr=0x00000000, ntstatus=0xc00704ec).
    2019-08-15 15:08:43:676 768 b0c AU Failed to enable auto-logon after WU reboot - hr = 0xD00704EC
    2019-08-15 15:08:43:676 768 b0c AU AU invoking RebootSystem (OnRebootNow)
    2019-08-15 15:08:43:676 768 b0c AU Allowing auto firmware installs at next shutdown
    2019-08-15 15:08:43:801 768 b0c Misc WARNING: SUS Client is rebooting system.

    Please advise where would be the cause. Many thanks.

    Friday, August 16, 2019 6:18 AM

All replies

  • Hi Shawn,

    In addition to the following group policies:

    • Specify intranet Microsoft update service location
    • Configure Automatic Updates

    Are other group policies for Windows Update enabled in your environment?
    Providing this information will help with the analysis of the problem.


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    Friday, August 16, 2019 6:55 AM
  • Did you confirmed the applied GPO settings for WSUS?

    Friday, August 16, 2019 8:13 AM
  • Review your GPO policy settings with the ones in part 4 of my 8 part blog series on How to Setup, Manage, and Maintain WSUS - https://www.ajtek.ca/wsus/how-to-setup-manage-and-maintain-wsus-part-4-creating-your-gpos-for-an-inheritance-setup/

    Part 4 deals with the GPO policies. I invite you to read the rest of the series as well as other guides on my site.

    Adam Marshall, MCSE: Security
    Microsoft MVP - Windows and Devices for IT

    Saturday, September 7, 2019 4:33 AM