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We having issues with machines prompting to restart post install of WSUS updates.
I compared two machine which had the same updates, one restarted automatically at the time notified on scree, the other hasn't restarted yet.

We are using deadlines in WSUS and GPO.

I see the creator update may resolve this?

If not is there way to stop the updates forcing restart?

Thanks

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Rajul Raj

Disable Forced Restarts With Group Policy

1.  First, open the Local Group Policy Editor. Press Windows Key + R to open the Run dialog, type gpedit.msc into the dialog box, and press Enter to open it.

2. Navigate to the following folder in the left pane: Computer Configuration\Administrator Templates\Windows Components\Windows Update

3. In the right pane, double-click the “No auto-restart with logged on users for scheduled automatic update installations” setting. Set the setting to Enabled and click OK.

4. After changing this setting, either reboot your computer or run the
gpupdate /force 

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command in the way we mentioned above.
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Does this overwrite the deadlines?
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Sorry we have this enabled already
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So what? You don't have to use it and you can disable it again.
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So our WSUS client policy has deadline of 2 weeks and 19:00 hours.  Does this mean that any updates not installed/pending by this time requires a reboot?
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We have this in place already (was posted after you replied):

2. Navigate to the following folder in the left pane: Computer Configuration\Administrator Templates\Windows Components\Windows Update

3. In the right pane, double-click the “No auto-restart with logged on users for scheduled automatic update installations” setting. Set the setting to Enabled and click OK.

I get it that deadlines are king.  There must be a way to stop this?  As i say one machine restarted the other didn't.  Both had same updates installed, same prompt, both closed close to the massage..
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McKnife

"I get it that deadlines are king.  There must be a way to stop this?" - There is a way: don't use deadlines. Deadlines are only useful, if you want to make sure, that certain updates get installed by a defined time, no matter what. Is that the reason why you use deadlines?
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At what point does a deadline restart a machine?
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If you set deadline: march 30, 9 o' clock, we'll see the machines install the update at 9 and reboot immediately afterwards. If the machine is not on on march 30, it will install the updates at the next startup and immediately reboot.
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ok
we have changed the GOP for option 3 and adding maintenance window.  Removing deadline from wsus policy also.
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we've ensured machines restart outside of working hours now and removed deadlines.
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