Repost: Windows Update keeps rebooting my servers RRS feed

  • Question

  • I first posted this in April; over 300 views by no answer and the original thread was locked. Still not sure if this is the right forum, but can't find another that fits better so...

    I have several Windows 2008 r2 servers. A few months ago, despite having configured Windows Update to download but NOT APPLY the updates, they all applied the updates and rebooted. This wreaks havoc with our backend processing tasks that are supposed to run overnight. We went through each and every server and found a few that did not have that setting (most did but rebooted anyway). We set/reset "Download Updates but let me decide when to install them". We are on a domain, and there is no WU Update policy configured.

    Last night, every one of my servers downloaded and installed the updates (and rebooted)! How do I stop this from happening??


    - dennis

    Tuesday, May 31, 2011 7:16 PM