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    Windows update rebooting computers with no warning...

    Our computers have started rebooting after doing windows updates without giving the user the option to restart later.

    What have I done? lol

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    Re: Windows update rebooting computers with no warning...

    Ocassionally theres updates like this that dont follow "the rules" I havent noticed this behaviour with the last batch of updates though. You best double check your policies just in case.

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    Re: Windows update rebooting computers with no warning...

    We had this recently, whre it forced a reboot after 30 seconds

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    Re: Windows update rebooting computers with no warning...

    Quote Originally Posted by kennysarmy
    What have I done? lol
    You dare to use windows update and expect it to go swimmingly? haha

    I have not had that happen yet but i will look forward to it.

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    Re: Windows update rebooting computers with no warning...

    Is this just effecting workstations, or servers aswell?

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    Re: Windows update rebooting computers with no warning...

    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...

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    Re: Windows update rebooting computers with no warning...

    My home PC rebooted overnight without me telling it to.

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    Re: Windows update rebooting computers with no warning...

    On Vista by default it'll restart 10minutes after the update has been installed. If you're at the computer then you can postpone it or set it to remind me in a set amount of time... Quite frustrating if you've left your computer on overnight for a reason!

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    Re: Windows update rebooting computers with no warning...

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff
    My home PC rebooted overnight without me telling it to.
    Mine did that last night. Hmmm how annoying. I assumed it was a power cut or something

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    Re: Windows update rebooting computers with no warning...

    No it was definitely windows update that did it. I caught it doing the 30 second timer thing earlier in the night.

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    Re: Windows update rebooting computers with no warning...

    Under Computer Configuration, expand Administrative Templates, expand Windows Components, and then expand Windows Update.

    No auto-restart for scheduled Automatic Updates installations

    This policy specifies that Automatic Updates will wait for the computer to be restarted by any user who is logged on to complete a scheduled installation. If this policy is not used, the computer restarts automatically.

    I've set this to enabled - see what happens.

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    Re: Windows update rebooting computers with no warning...

    Yes, I had this enabled. My machine still rebooted.

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    Re: Windows update rebooting computers with no warning...

    Yep got computers rebooting here as well even though we have a global policy not to!

    Something in the latest update I think.

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    Re: Windows update rebooting computers with no warning...

    Quote Originally Posted by ittech
    Yep got computers rebooting here as well even though we have a global policy not to!

    Something in the latest update I think.
    Same here as well.

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    Re: Windows update rebooting computers with no warning...

    We had this problem last week in a couple of computer suites. Seems to have calmed itself down now though.

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