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    WSUS install time

    Hello, what I want is for WSUS to either just install the updates when it shuts down, or to not prompt for a restart. So no users are bothered. How is this possible to do?
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    Group policy can configure the download in the background and schedule for install together with removing the user annoying features (notifications) for non admins etc.

    Have a play with the settings and see if you can make it do what you want.

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    I have had a play, and it turns off the auto restart. But it does prompt people saying to finish updates you need to restart pc. Is there a way to trun that off completely?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Potato-Peeler View Post
    I have had a play, and it turns off the auto restart. But it does prompt people saying to finish updates you need to restart pc. Is there a way to trun that off completely?
    Hey,

    Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Windows Update

    Double-click on “Re-prompt for restart with scheduled installations”

    “No auto-restart for scheduled Automatic Update installation” Disable it! Enable it!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Potato-Peeler View Post
    I have had a play, and it turns off the auto restart. But it does prompt people saying to finish updates you need to restart pc. Is there a way to trun that off completely?
    im pretty sure thats also in the same gpo that your messing with to turn auto restart off?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevenwba View Post
    im pretty sure thats also in the same gpo that your messing with to turn auto restart off?
    Correct it is an option within there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by danrhodes View Post
    Correct it is an option within there!

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    you beat me too it anyway, i just couldnt remember the policy names :P

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    Your all good people

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    Glad you've sorted it.

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    But even with these policies enable it still prompts for a restart. Just not automatically, and it doesnt remind them either. It just states that restart is needed and gives them an option for yes or no.

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    Try this one
    'Allow non-administrators to receive update notifications - Disabled'

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