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    Must be that time of the month again....

    Getting complaints this morning of pc's rebooting without warning...

    Dug in to the GPO setting and found a few....anyone think these could cause the suppression of the question to reboot now or later?
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    Windows Components/Windows Updatehide
    Policy Setting Winning GPO
    Remove access to use all Windows Update features
    Enabled
    Lockdown - Staff, Pupils, Finance &GLOSCAT

    and

    Remove links and access to Windows Update
    Enabled
    Lockdown - Staff, Pupils, Finance &GLOSCAT

    and

    Configure Automatic Updates Enabled Default Domain Policy
    Configure automatic updating: 4 - Auto download and schedule the install
    The following settings are only required
    and applicable if 4 is selected.
    Scheduled install day: 0 - Every day
    Scheduled install time: 02:00

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    further to my last post:

    4 = Automatically download updates and install them on the schedule specified below

    Specify the schedule using the options in the Group Policy Setting. If no schedule is specified, the default schedule for all installations will be everyday at 3:00 AM. If any of the updates require a restart to complete the installation, Windows will restart the computer automatically. (If a user is logged on to the computer when Windows is ready to restart, the user will be notified and given the option to delay the restart.)

    HA - no it F*ck*n does nt.....

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    I love it when it does this, I simply smile and give them my best look and say the imortal words> Well you did save your work regularly didn't you <soul stare>

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    Quote Originally Posted by kennysarmy View Post
    at the moment just worktstations.
    yesterday my pc was updated automatically and i was bugged all day with the pop up asking whether i wanted to restart NOW or LATER - so i just did it at the end of the day - seems something is preventing this message appearing for the restricted student and teacher accounts. Will trawl through the policies first I think...
    Is this our old friend the system user? Under XPSP2 - or at least RM's implementation of it - processes running as the system user don't interact with the user (hence why RM's print credits stopped telling users they couldn't print). If Windows Update is being run by the system, not the user, it will be suppressing the messages but still do the count down, thus the PC will reboot seemingly without warning.

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    it is XP SP2 (but not any RM stuff here)...

    so is there a way around it?

    regards.

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    You need to allow windows update notifications for non-admins. It's a user policy setting in Admin templates -> Windows components -> Windows Update

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    Quote Originally Posted by kennysarmy View Post
    it is XP SP2 (but not any RM stuff here)...

    so is there a way around it?

    regards.
    Now I think about it, I remember that it is an MS "feature" not an RM one. IIRC, MS felt that because it can be a potential security risk, they're going to block it wholesale rather than try and find a decent solution. Kind of like banning the sale of cars because they might be used for a hit-and-run.

    Unless you can time your updates so that they only go out a time that the reboots won't affect people, I'm not sure there's much you can do about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff View Post
    You need to allow windows update notifications for non-admins. It's a user policy setting in Admin templates -> Windows components -> Windows Update
    Screenshot attached...
    I don't seem to have the setting to which you refer - or I am being a dumb ass
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    I did find it in computer configuration - so have enbled the policy in there...

    wonder if that will do it lol

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    right, sorry yes. It's in computer configuration.

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