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Group policy for clients affects other servers in domain

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I have a Windows SBS 2003 domain with a second server running Windows server 2003 standard edition and 25 clients running Windows XP Pro SP2.  I have configured a group policy that schedules automatic updates to be downloaded and installed at a specific time each day.  The issue I am having is this.  This group policy affects the second server on the domain as well as all the clients.  I have set up a policy for the domain controller to download and install updates on Sundays only as it is rare anyone is working on Sunday.  My goal is to have the second server follow the same download and update schedule as the domain controller.
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you need to create the policy for an OU that the the client computers are in and then another OU for the servers and they can then have there own policies.

On a side note i think it is a bad idea to have servers automatically update. personally i do server patch updates once a month (unless there is urgent need to do it sooner) and i manually do them and check server functionality after. This way i know2 what went on, and avoid any scares on the monday morning. eg. a recent security update killed my adaptec raid service, i reversed the patch, then left it out for a month as there was no info on it. once it was documented by adaptec and applied there fix and then could apply the MS patch.
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