How to disable auto restart after windows update by AD policy

Posted on 2011-03-04
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Last Modified: 2012-05-11
We want to make XP/Win7 to disable auto restart after windows updates by 2008 AD policy.
Any idea how can i do this?
XP/Win7 clients, 2008 R2 AD

Thank you.
Question by:dickchan
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Run prompt | gpedit.msc
Navigate to:
Computer Configuration | Administrative Templates | Windows Components | Windows Update
Select "No auto-restart with logged on users for scheduled automatic updates installations" option.

In the properties window, change the option from "Not Configured" to "Enabled".  
automatic restart
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Or you can use registry scripts that can be applied with Group Policy:

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by:Farbood Najafi
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start gpo
(group policy editor) open 'computer configuration" and open "administrative templates", then "windows components' and finaly "windows update". in this section you can disable option in below:

No-auto restart with logged-on users>>>

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