troubleshooting Question

WSUS automatic updates and rebooting servers in order?

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Windows NetworkingWindows Server 2003Network Operations
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Hello everyone.  This is a question that I was surprised not to find a good solution for online.  I just set up WSUS on our network and I like it a lot.  I have it set, through group policy, to force updates and reboot as long as no one is logged in.  I found out how to reboot Virtual Machines when hosts restart so our servers work too.  But I have a problem because I need the servers to restart in a certain order, mainly that the Domain Controller needs to start first.  As far as I know, there is no way to control the order of updates or to exclude certain computers from uypdating at the same time as allt he others.  Does anyone have any ideas about how to make sure my Domain Controller doesn't reboot at the same time as everything else?

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