Avoid server auto restart after WSUS update

Hi All,
I have given a task to implement WSUS only for the servers(Windows server 2012 r2) to get update. Scope is to all servers to receive updates from wsus server and install automatically (I have enabled auto update and scheduled install). But i have instructed not to enable auto restart after update. Please recommend me the best practice GPO settings to fulfill following requirements -
Auto install
scheduled update
no auto restart (i have instructed to perform manual restart on monthly basis) - doesn't matter user logged in or not
Vin GunamAsked:
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Do not install the updates and then not restart.

Have the updates downloaded and set to NOT install. Then install manually and restart on your monthly schedule. Additional later updates will not install anyway if the server is waiting to restart. No other software can be installed either.

Best practice for monthly restarts is to download but not install.

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Vin GunamAuthor Commented:
Hi Thanks for the respond. I'm planning to update on a scheduled day automatically (example Saturday night) and restart manually on the next day (Sunday morning). Any way i can prevent servers to reboot straight after update?
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
There is not a busy / not busy time of day setting in Server 2012 so I suggest you schedule the download for the day that you can restart.

We download the updates in advance and then install / restart when it is convenient for us.
Qlemo"Batchelor", Developer and EE Topic AdvisorCommented:
You cannot combine a scheduled install and no auto-reboot, so John's suggestion is what we use too - allow download, but manually install and reboot.
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