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Posted on 2009-04-02
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If I have a group policy to run on everyone's machine at 7 o'clock at night, does a user have to be logged in for the update to run?  

Is there a better way to set this up?  Any experience with this would help! Thanks!
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Actually, most of the updates can be downloaded and installed even if there is no user logged on. But for some updates, however, need to be installed when a user is logged on, because they need user input during the installation. Based on my experience, IE7 package need user interactive operations during its installation.

 

So, I think it is requirements for some specific updates and there is no bypass.
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So.. if I'm controlling a network, what time is best to have the updates run?  Should I have users stay logged in?  What's the best practice?
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I usually stick to early in the morning or late at night- if the updates need UI, it will prompt the user at logon (pain, i know) and if it doesn't need UI, then it will update on its own and nothing is lost.
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I have several users who constantly have the window pop up in the bottom right corner, saying updates are ready.

So... does that mean they just need to do click it that one time..

that's rough.. some of the people we work with... well, it's difficult to explain to them the monitor is different than the tower... ya dig? ;)
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Yup, thats all they haveto do-- The update is usually downloaded at that point and just needs installation- they can click on it, click ok and install then restart when they feel like it.
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