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Cancel/Postpone reboot after installing the Windows update through registry key

    Question

  • Hi,

    Is there any option in registry to Cancel the system reboot or atleast postpone the reboot after installing the updates.

    Thanks,

    Naveen Arigela.

    Monday, July 30, 2012 9:27 AM

Answers

  • Hi,

    Is there any option in registry to Cancel the system reboot or atleast postpone the reboot after installing the updates.

    Thanks,

    Naveen Arigela.

    Nope, If update required reboot, client will restart, it by design. You can enable No auto-restart with logged-on users for scheduled automatic updates installations setting and  Automatic Updates does not automatically restart a computer during a scheduled installation if a user is logged on to the computer. Instead, Automatic Updates notifies  the logged-on user to restart the computer to complete the installation.

    You could

    • configure option 4 and in GP scheduled installation at non-working hours
    • configure option 3 in GP ( by default option) so in this case update will be automatically downloaded, but not installed , so you can choose time to install updates by yourself and  reboot this pc's/servers
    • Use SCCM for that purpose it supported pending reboot state by configuring update template, or third party tools  " SolarWinds Patch Manager " provide this functionality


    Monday, July 30, 2012 10:15 AM

All replies

  • Hi,

    Is there any option in registry to Cancel the system reboot or atleast postpone the reboot after installing the updates.

    Thanks,

    Naveen Arigela.

    Nope, If update required reboot, client will restart, it by design. You can enable No auto-restart with logged-on users for scheduled automatic updates installations setting and  Automatic Updates does not automatically restart a computer during a scheduled installation if a user is logged on to the computer. Instead, Automatic Updates notifies  the logged-on user to restart the computer to complete the installation.

    You could

    • configure option 4 and in GP scheduled installation at non-working hours
    • configure option 3 in GP ( by default option) so in this case update will be automatically downloaded, but not installed , so you can choose time to install updates by yourself and  reboot this pc's/servers
    • Use SCCM for that purpose it supported pending reboot state by configuring update template, or third party tools  " SolarWinds Patch Manager " provide this functionality


    Monday, July 30, 2012 10:15 AM
  • Hi Naveen,

    you might have a look on wuinstall, which is a basic command line tool for managing windows updates. With that tool you can manage the whole update process. It includes searching, filtering and installing updates and also reboots. Depending on your exact case, it might be helpful.

    Friday, August 24, 2012 8:49 AM