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Posted on 2011-02-17
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We are having an issue with Windows Update on a fresh Windows 7 image. According to the registry additions (see attached) we're pushing with the setup script, we believe after Windows Update is finished with the patches received from WSUS, the client SHOULD automatically reboot.  But it isn't--it waits for someone to do it manually or approve a reboot.

Has anyone experienced this before and can you tell us if our reg hack looks right?


reg add HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate
/v ElevatenNonAdmins /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
reg add HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate
/v WUServer /t REG_SZ /d http://wsus.gallaudet.edu /f
reg add HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate
/v WUStatusServer /t REG_SZ /d http://wsus.gallaudet.edu /f
reg add HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU
/v AUOptions /t REG_DWORD /d 4 /f
reg add HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU
/v AUPowerManagement /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
reg add HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU
/v AutoInstallMinorUpdates /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
reg add HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU
/v DetectionFrequency /t REG_DWORD /d 6 /f
reg add HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU
/v DetectionFrequencyEnabled /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
reg add HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU
/v IncludeRecommendedUpdates /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
reg add HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU
/v NoAutoUpdate /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
reg add HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU
/v NoAutoRebootWithLoggedOnUsers /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
reg add HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU
/v RebootWarningTimeout /t REG_DWORD /d 5 /f
reg add HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU
/v RebootWarningTimeoutEnabled /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
reg add HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU
/v RescheduleWaitTime /t REG_DWORD /d 5 /f
reg add HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU
/v RescheduleWaitTimeEnabled /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
reg add HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU
/v ScheduledInstallDay /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
reg add HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU
/v ScheduledInstallTime /t REG_DWORD /d 3 /f
reg add HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU
/v UseWUServer /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
reg add HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU
/v RebootRelaunchTimeout /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
reg add HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU
/v RebootRelaunchTimeoutEnabled /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f

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by:Donald Stewart
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You have this key "reg add HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU
/v NoAutoRebootWithLoggedOnUsers /t REG_DWORD /d 0"


Set correctly, so unless the updates specifically require a reboot(Not all do) then clients wont reboot.

So it's a matter of whether or not a reboot is needed by the updates themselves.
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Okay, thanks. We will test and report back!
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If you are curious and want to detect if clients are in a pending reboot state you could use the script at http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/wua_sdk/wua/using_wua_to_scan_for_updates_offline.asp and replace "IsInstalled=0" with "RebootRequired=1".

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