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Best way to install MS Updates

I want to schedule MS updates on a server for after hours and have it auto reboot.  What is the best way to accomplish this?  I would like to be notified if it doesn't come back online as well for obvious reasons.
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jamiebehl
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Rick FeeMessaging Engineer - Disaster Recovery EngineerCommented:
Well best way is it setup a GPO with WSUS.   To be notified if it does not you will need some type of montioring system like SCOM 2007 R2
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wantabe2Commented:
Have the updates to download & install at 10PM. Then put the following code in a batch file & at the .bat file to a scheduled task at midnight.

@echo off
c:\windows\system32\shutdown /r /t 5 /c "Restart"

This code will reboot your server.
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