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    Force install of windows updates on shutdown.

    Hi,

    Does anyone know of a way to force Windows to install any updates waiting to be installed when the computer shuts down please?

    Thanks

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    Aren't they already done automatically if you shutdown and they are already downloaded onto the system and waiting to be installed?

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    They won't on my system. If I hit reboot the machine reboots without installing them.

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    yeh because you are rebooting, tell the machine to fully shut down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    They won't on my system. If I hit reboot the machine reboots without installing them.
    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    yeh because you are rebooting, tell the machine to fully shut down.
    Aye, There's a regkey that disables the "auto-restart" on windows install, so if it's not working on "shutdown" for you, you may need to change that.

    Steve

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    There is still the option to shutdown without installing. I would like to so any type of shutdown reboot etc it will force the updates to install.

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    I think what FN-GM wants is to make 'Shutdown and Install Updates' the default setting, and I don't think you can. You can only make the option available via WSUS GPOs.

    I suppose your only alternative is to set deadlines for updates.

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