Suppressing pop-up to reboot after Windows updates

Posted on 2014-07-16
Last Modified: 2014-07-21
Since I've started pushing out updates via WSUS, I now have a user or two crying that they are now receiving pop-ups that are prompting them to restart their laptops. I know, it's an outrage!!!

Is there a part of the WSUS GPO selection, or another GPO that will allow me to suppress this pop-up. Apart from forcing a reboot thru GPO. Thanks.
Question by:nurturer69
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    You can schedule the updates/reboots to take place during non-working hours. The users can also select remind in up to 4 hours.
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    You see this pop-up?

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    by:Randy Poole
    just drag the window to the bottom right corner of the desktop :)

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    Install and reboot during the middle of the night once a week, seems the best way to go.
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