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WSUS - Installing updates on shutdown only. Is this possible?

Discussion in 'Software' started by mbrown, Jan 31, 2013.

  1. mbrown

    mbrown Bit Poster

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    Hi

    I am considering the possibility of implementing WSUS on our network. I have put in place a Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise server. All the prerequisites for WSUS have been met, and therefore i have WSUS 3 SP2 installed. I have setup a GPO for one computer in a test OU with the group policy settings for WSUS updates. Please see a screenshots below/attached

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    In the above screen capture, you will see that i have specified a time to install, however to cause minimal disruption, i want the updates to install on shutdown only. They can download automatically, however i only want updates to install on shutdown.

    Can any one let me know if this is possible?

    Kind regards

    Matthew
     
  2. RichyV

    RichyV Megabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    Hi,

    isn't that what option 4 does - downloads, but schedules the install for next Shutdown?

    That's how I've understood it previously anyway...
     
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  3. Sparky
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    What disruption? Just push out the updates – as long as you don’t force the OS to prompt for a reboot you should be fine.
     
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  4. mojorisin

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    We have ours set to install at about 8pm every night then do a reboot and then shutdown
     
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  5. SimonD

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    Or get SCCM and use maintenance windows and collections instead?
     
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  6. mbrown

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    Hi option 4 requires you to specify a time for install. The only reason i asked is because when installing in normal hours, we were receiving complaints that computers were running slow
     

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