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Windows XP windows Updates

Do you have to be logged in to a work station for windows automatic updates to work?

Users here have them during the day during work and the auto reboot makes hte day unproductive. Most users reboot their machines at the end of the day and leave them on all the time. Can auto updates be set fot 10:00 PM for example and work even though no one is logged into the workstation?
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yea win updates can work if no one is logged in,,,, set the time from admin user as desired and log off or lock out the machine.....
Sikhumbuzo NtsadaSenior IT TechnicianCommented:
Yes you can, we just pushed that through a group polocy from reg file that we configured, it installs around 3:00 AM, then when they login in the morning it asks them to restart.
Using Group Policies you can configure the computers to boot at any time you want or even not force the reboot but only ask the user to do it.
Here's a link which shows you the options when doing so on a single machine: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/328010/en-us
Nevertheless you can do this for domain joined machines as well using group policies being distributed in the domain.
Yes. If you set the policy correct, the stations will install and reboot at the designated time. I usually set the policy "No Auto Restart for Loggen in Users" so that if a user leaves work open at night and locked the updates will install but the reboot will wait until the user confirms the next day.

There is also wake on lan policy settings for updates but I have not tested these yet.

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