WSUS - Possible to configure so updates don't occur at shutdown?

Is it possible to configure WSUS to NOT finalize installs at shutdown?
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Brian PiercePhotographerCommented:
I'm not sure what you mean by "fianlize", You can use a group policy to determine WSUS update behaviour, see
Go to Local Computer Policy -> Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Windows Update

You can configure how PCs will act to update with these settings.

By finalize I think he means how after install update & you shutdown/restart it says step 1 of 3.
Otherwise do you mean the install & shutdown option that comes up. That can be changed in the GPO above

You can not change how the OS deals with installing the update. The update may requires something to be changed during shutdown or startup there is nothing you can do to stop it.
You can only change when or if it is install.

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Iain MacMillanIT Regional Manager - UKCommented:
as hutnor has mentioned, you set this via a policy setting, but to affect all systems, you should create a new Group Policy using the GP Management utility on your DC or admin console, and make the settings there, as you can control a lot of the Update services from there, such as allowing non-admin users to receive notification, the update frequency check.

The one you want is 'Do Not Display 'Install Updates & Shut-down' dialog box, so users don't get hung up installing patches when trying to go home/switch off their systems.  Once your policy is saved and pushed out (usually every 90mins by GPO), all your systems should start behaving as you want.  You can set this value on a per machine or per user basis.
jdanaAuthor Commented:
Great comments.  Thanks guys.
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