How I can disable auto-restart option in Windows XP clients in a domain.

Posted on 2009-02-16
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
We have already disabled auto-restart option through domain controller butt still when I apply security patches through WSUS client machines get restarted. I have checked the registry of these machines. Parameters are as follow
Value Name:  NoAutoRebootWithLoggedOnUsers
Value Data:   1
Base:  Hexadecimal
Question by:tasnee
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    You can do this with a GPO.

    Go under Computer Config > AdminTempletes > Windows Componets > Windows updates.

    Chose the option No auto-restart for scheduled automatic updates and enable it.

    Author Comment

    Dear William,
    Please explain it in details.
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    by:Lukasz Chmielewski
    do you use gpo ?
    edit the target group policy through gpmc.msc
    start, run, gpmc.msc
    as William wrote:
    go to Computer Config > AdminTemplates > Windows Componets > Windows updates
    and set option
    No auto-restart for scheduled automatic updates to ON, minding that you have to also set option
    automatic updates configuration (3rd option from the top of the list) to ON (enabled)
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    First question would be how much experance do you have with group policy objects (GPO's)?

    Click Start and go to Run.

    type in gpedit.msc and hit enter.

    Then what I posted before Go under Computer Config > Admin Templetes > Windows Componets > Windows updates.

    Chose the option No auto-restart for scheduled automatic updates and enable it.

    If you have no experance with policys let me know and I will add info for that, or is thier someone there that deals with the group policys.


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