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Exchange Server Shutdown without installing Server 2008 updates

I have a question regarding shuting down Win Server 2008 R2 with Exchange 2010 installed in it without installing Windows update. It has the Exchange 2010 roll up update in it and do not want to do this. I will be out of town for shutting down power and a junior admin will be doing it. Even though I have download but let me choose when to install, When I go to the start menu it still says hutdown and apply updates. Thanks
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You can hide the update if you don't want to apply it (it can be un-hidden later)  Just right click the update in the Windows Update screen and click Hide.

To answer your actual question you can press Ctrtl+Alt+Del and use the shutdown menu in the lower right corner or change the registry to remove the option on shutdown.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU
New DWORD
Name:  NoAUAsDefaultShutdownOption
Value: 1

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Thank you, I also found out that if you use the commands Alt+F4 it gives you the old option to just shutdown. Is this also something you have seen,  Alt F4
Will this work or is it best to change the reg.

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Bradley FoxLAN/WAN Systems Administrator
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This will work as well.  I've changed the registry on my servers so no one accidentally clicks the install updates and shut down option.  I prefer to install the updates myself then reboot the system.

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Thanks