Running updates on Laptops on a Cart

What is the best way to get a cart of 30 laptops in a school that are intermittently used to run Windows Updates so that they do not happen once the machines are turned on for educational purposes?

If they are left on but sleeping in the cart (with power supplied) will they update?  What if they need a restart?  Will they do that while sleeping?  I know none of this will work in "Hibernate" but Windows 10 has pretty much taken "hibernate" away, correct?

Thanks in advance!
Bob SchneiderCo-OwnerAsked:
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Cliff GaliherCommented:
Windows will not wake a computer by default.  There is a checkbox in the GUI under maintenance tasks that this can be enabled (as long as the hardware supports it as well), or configured using whatever your management tool of choice might be.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Windows 10 has not removed Hibernation, but Updates will not run and apply if Suspended or Hibernated.

The laptops need to be ON but they can be Logged Off)
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Bob SchneiderCo-OwnerAuthor Commented:
How do I keep them from suspending or hibernating.  I don't see an option to set that to "Never"?
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Go to Control Panel, Power Options, then click the + beside Sleep to open Sleep and
(a) Turn Hibernation OFF
(b) Set Sleep to Never when on AC (plugged in)

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serialbandCommented:
I've always found that type of setup to be easier done by having it download and notify, but not install when other people manage it.  I used to  set those not to do automatic updates, then manually downloaded the update one time and remotely run them from a central location to install on them when they were on the network.  You can set silent installs so that reboots don't happen until you're ready to reboot them.  That saves bandwidth.
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Cliff GaliherCommented:
The OP tagged the question as windows 10 though and so download and notify is ignored as a setting. Windows 10 behavior is a bit more automated... And forced.

Setting active hours, ensuring that you have the computers enabled to wake from sleep, and that users are logged off during the maintenance window is the best way to handle things here.
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serialbandCommented:
You can still defer updates if it's not Windows 10 home.  If you're running your own update service, it can be managed fully.

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-win_upgrade/windows-10-automatic-updates/44b16bb2-9773-42a4-a25c-59f187f0f5f9
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Cliff GaliherCommented:
Deferring updates doesn't solve the issue of laptops updating when powered on for use. It just defers when that would happen. And solutions like WSUS do low you to. Manage which updates install, but not the time of day. Those win7 policies are still ignored. So "managed fully" is not entirely accurate. Given the context of the original request, it just doesn't quite fit.
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serialbandCommented:
That might be because you're not using Server 2016 and not loading the newer Windows 10 ADMX for Server 2012.

Server 2016 Group policies and the Windows 10 ADMX does let you configure the same settings that you would have gotten previously for Windows 7.
https://www.rizonesoft.com/disable-windows-10-updates-group-policies/

Here are the ADMX files if you have the older Windows Server 2012.
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/3088114/how-to-use-group-policy-to-configure-windows-update-delivery-optimizat
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Cliff GaliherCommented:
You can set them with windows 7 Admx files too. That isn't the point. The point is that the behavior of windows update on the client was changed in windows 8 and those settings m, even if set are ignored in newer OSes. Thisn*is* documented.
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serialbandCommented:
Then turn on metered connection and put a stop to Microsoft's forced update and set active hours.  It can be controlled.
https://www.howtogeek.com/224471/how-to-prevent-windows-10-from-automatically-downloading-updates/
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Cliff GaliherCommented:
Nobody is saying it can't be. But the OP clearly needs a scalable managed way to do this (it is a cart with many computers) not a one-off home hack solution.

It. Isn't about needing to be right or wrong. It is about providing the best advice for the problem actually asked. I believe that was done.
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