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Windows 7: Windows Updates not installing at scheduled time

17 Jul 2014   #1

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Windows Updates not installing at scheduled time


We are trying to setup a windows update policy for our environment. We have tried to configure Windows Update to install at a scheduled time through both group policy and through registry settings. It seems like even though it is set to install at 3:00 PM Every day, for instance, it does not install anything even though there seems to be updates available. A few days later we get the reboot prompt saying windows updates have been installed. Are there any other settings that need to be changed in order for the updates to install at the specified time and then afterwards be prompted with a reboot?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,

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17 Jul 2014   #2

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I'd have thought that Group Policy should override any client registry settings anyhow - so concentrate on that aspect.
I am NOT an expert in GP - so I'll have to see if I can find someone who knows what they are talking about

Don't run away - but you may want to consider asking in the TechNet forums where GP experts reside... Technet forums - Windows 7 Installation, Setup, and Deployment

I'll see if I can get someone else to look in.
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