WSUS - server updates for servers - suppress reboot
Posted on 2010-09-13
Guys/Gals, I work within a mid size company. We employ WSUS for all WU across PCs and certain servers. We also have GFI Languard at our disposal.
The problem we have is allowing WSUS to push to all servers and the reboot being inconvenient. We have enabled WSUS settings through a GPO and set the timeframe of 0300, on Sunday only.
No auto-restart with logged on users for scheduled automatic updates installations = ENABLED.
Configure automatic updating: 4 - Auto download and schedule the install.
Scheduled install day: 0 - Sunday.
Reschedule Automatic Updates schedule installations: Disabled.
Through a scheduled task we complete a weekly auto reboot of all servers. Servers are not normally logged in with a user.
I want to avoid the server rebooting outside of this window of Sunday @0300. With the settings above and approving WU to this group of server during the working week.
With the settings above do you think I will avoid any unnecessary reboots during the day?
Can you please also let me know if the following assumption is correct based on the settings above:~~
1. We approve WU within WSUS during weekday
2. Either A or B.
A. Based on above this triggers the servers to download files locally and await scheduled time.
B. Server awaits until SUN@0300 and then downloads files and installs, follow with a reboot if necessary
3. Server should only every reboot because of WSUS on Sun @0300 or later depending on download/install time.
Any feedback in this regard would be most helpful. Thanks in advance for your invaluable time.