What does the "shutdown" command do if updates are waiting?

A GUI shutdown will query the user to "install updates and shutdown". What will happen if the "shutdown -s" command is used? Is there an command option to force the updates install?
HilltownHealthCenterAsked:
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PhatzerCommented:
I'd say that chances are, Windows will install updates on shutdown if its given a shutdown command like you say... Its generally the default option when shutting down when there are updates to be installed, but it's only a guess, and I'd suggest the best thing to do would be to try it on a virtual machine or something.
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HilltownHealthCenterAuthor Commented:
I could of course test it next time my machine wants to install updates, but how can I tell afterward if the updates were installed. Is there a dated record in a log or in the registry?
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PhatzerCommented:
Normally if the updates are installed at time of shutdown, it will display the progress of the update installation on screen, I'm not sure if there is a record of updates although there should be. I know Vista displays a record of updates, and if anything before does, the only time I've seen it is in the add/remove programs list.
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and235100Commented:
If you check out the System log - you will see entries for NtServicePack - if the update(s) installed.
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and235100Commented:
Thank you. Hope that helped.
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Feroz AhmedSenior Network EngineerCommented:
Hi,
It will Install updates at next start up or login .
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HilltownHealthCenterAuthor Commented:
I tried this. After a scripted shutdown and reboot, the updates continue to be offered until "Install Updates then Shut Down" is selected as the windows manual shutdown option. Please correct me if I missed something. Because of the results of my experiments with this, I have reopened this under question ID: 23124168.

I will be very glad for a (hopefully simple) solution.
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