Windows 7 New update notification frequency RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have a business client that runs mostly Windows 7 Pro x64 machines, and we have a WSUS server set up to manage their updates. The client computers are set through Group Policy to automatically download updates but notify for install. However, one of the principals at this company is claiming that no one is (or at least multiple people are not) receiving the balloon notification that tells you there are new updates available. Everything looks in order in group policy, no GPOs should be disabling the notifications, and when I go log on to certain computers to have a look at them, the notification does come up. So it looks like it's working, but I'm not sure what to tell my client or how I should proceed, save for going to every computer, rebooting it and seeing if it shows the notification when I log on, since that seems to be the most reliable way to get it to appear.

    So, before I go and do something like that, what I want to know is, on what sort of schedule does Windows 7 pop up the new update notification? What I'm wondering is if maybe it only notifies you upon logon or something, which might explain why some people would not see it: if they aren't logging off/shutting down/locking their PC at the end of the day, which I know some don't. However I'm not certain of this, and if Windows should be notifying you periodically no matter what, then it would seem I have some kind of problem that needs to be resolved. 

    Wednesday, April 17, 2013 7:16 PM


  • Hi Orphenon

    In windows 7, you can choose to install Windows Update automatically or just check for updates and notice you in the control panel, but according to your description, your computers are locate in the domain environment, we can confirm that is not the point.

    In addition, you can set the update notification in the right of taskbar.

    1.Click the little arrow icon.

    2.Click “Customize”.

    3.In the popup window, you can choose the Windows Update notification as you need.

    If need more help about this problem, please reply to me.

    • Marked as answer by Leo Huang Monday, May 6, 2013 7:52 AM
    Friday, April 19, 2013 9:28 AM