[2 days left] What’s wrong with your cloud strategy? Learn why multicloud solutions matter with Nimble Storage.Register Now

x
?
Solved

Group policy-Windows Updates-"Delay Restart for scheduled installations" need help

Posted on 2007-04-04
9
Medium Priority
?
983 Views
Last Modified: 2008-02-01
Is it possible to modify the "delay restart for scheduled installations" to a value greater than the 30 minutes (it only allows 30 mins max in the policy).

It causes problems in my school where they go out for lunch or whatever and ocme back and find that hteir work that they didnt save has been lost.

If i disable the setting some of the machines dont restart for months (basically they will leave them on till it starts playing up) so the security updates wont gett applied quick enough. ideally i would like to give it say 8 hours before forcing an update and im hoping there is some sort of hack or reg edit that may allow this?
0
Comment
Question by:dadd0012
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 5
  • 4
9 Comments
 
LVL 48

Expert Comment

by:Jay_Jay70
ID: 18854524
dadd0012,

i havent seen it done..maybe its worth setting a policy that the kids simply have to deal with saving their work..sounds rough but hey its a reality

Regards,

James
0
 

Author Comment

by:dadd0012
ID: 18854634
that would be nice :) its actually a university and my biggest problem is the academics that cant accept a simple practice like that . I just spent an hour arguing with the dean as he wants the updates stopped because he lost a doc he didnt save lol
0
 
LVL 48

Expert Comment

by:Jay_Jay70
ID: 18854646
ah man i feel for you.....I am not aware of a way to change this timeout though, presumeably you are limited by the initial GPO options......do the students shut down the machines each night?
0
Industry Leaders: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

 

Author Comment

by:dadd0012
ID: 18854666
its all post grad / research and academic /  support staff here and nope in most cases they leave them on for months until something goes wrong.
0
 
LVL 48

Accepted Solution

by:
Jay_Jay70 earned 2000 total points
ID: 18854668
I wonder if its worth scripting a solution that will force a shutdown with installation of updates..if you are interested i can seek some scripting help
0
 

Author Comment

by:dadd0012
ID: 18854704
like a daily shutdown or something?
0
 
LVL 48

Expert Comment

by:Jay_Jay70
ID: 18854707
indeed or even a weekly after hours
0
 

Author Comment

by:dadd0012
ID: 19013745
any idea wether if i set the update to install at say 6pm wether if the machine is off itt will install and restart when it boots back into windows that may save some headaches
0
 
LVL 48

Expert Comment

by:Jay_Jay70
ID: 19013758
there is a policy in there that specifies that behaviour - jsut cant remember the name off hand.
0

Featured Post

Efficient way to get backups off site to Azure

This user guide provides instructions on how to deploy and configure both a StoneFly Scale Out NAS Enterprise Cloud Drive virtual machine and Veeam Cloud Connect in the Microsoft Azure Cloud.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Issue: Unstable cursor in Windows XP and Windows runs extremely slow in that any click will bring up the Hour glass (sometimes for several seconds before giving you what you want) . Troubleshooting Process and the FINAL FIX: This issue see…
A quick step-by-step overview of installing and configuring Carbonite Server Backup.
Two types of users will appreciate AOMEI Backupper Pro: 1 - Those with PCIe drives (and haven't found cloning software that works on them). 2 - Those who want a fast clone of their boot drive (no re-boots needed) and it can clone your drive wh…
In this video, Percona Solutions Engineer Barrett Chambers discusses some of the basic syntax differences between MySQL and MongoDB. To learn more check out our webinar on MongoDB administration for MySQL DBA: https://www.percona.com/resources/we…
Suggested Courses

649 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question