Using WSUS for reporting for servers & letting them download internally and not restart?

Posted on 2014-07-16
Last Modified: 2014-08-14
We currently have the following GPO set for servers:

with the following setting:

We would like the servers to download updates from our internal WSUS server, but not restart. We would just like WSUS to perform reporting on what servers need what updates.

Do we just need to specify the intranet Microsoft update location? These servers can not restart.

Question by:meade470
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    Yes you need to "specify the intranet Microsoft update location" in order for the servers to pickup updates from WSUS.

    The option 3 you have selected is the recommended way. This allows you to log in during a maintenance time frame and manually install/reboot.

    Also look over

    Managing the WSUS Automatic Updates Client Download, Install, and Reboot Behavior with Group Policy

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