SBS reboot due to Windows Update
Posted on 2006-05-11
I understand from another thread that the automatic update system defaults to auto-update at 3am and if necessary reboots.
Clearly there are arguments for both allowing auto-update and not, however my preference would be to only allow warnings of updates pending, but a manual authorisation is required for the actual update and potential reboot.
I would assume that SBS2003 will have the same options as XP Pro in that if alerts only are turned on, a system tray pop-up alerts the current user to the fact the updates are available.
Since the SBS box is mostly unmanned, is it possible to get the SBS to either broadcast such a message to workstations or better, email an administrator.