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Install Updates and ShutDown not appearing

By quaquita ·
Hi All,
I'm using Windows Server 2003 and am using WSUS to manage updates. I really would like everyone to install updates whenever they shut down, so that they have one less thing to do during the day but Windows won't let me. All computers are Windows XP SP2 and despite enabling "Configure Automatic Updates", choosing option 3, then disabling "Do not adjust default option to 'Install Updates and Shut Down' in Shut Down Windows dialog box" and disabling "Do not display "Install UPdates and Shut Down' in Shut Down Windows dialog box", the option STILL does not appear.

I've checked and they are configured correctly when I look at the local group policy settings.

Does anyone have any idea how to fix it?

Any help is much appreciated.

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Managing the WSUS Automatic Updates Client Download

More here:
http://tinyurl.com/b42jn9

Please copy and paste this link into your browser. :)

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I took a look...

by quaquita In reply to Managing the WSUS Automat ...

and it seems to me that I've configured everything according to the instructions on that site. Am I missing something ?

Thanks for the really quick response!

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Try this out for your "Install Updates and Shut Down" issue...

by Peconet Tietokoneet In reply to I took a look...

Microsoft Windows Group Policy Settings

Purpose of the Group Policy (policy name):
Do not display ?Install Updates and Shut Down? option in Shut Down Windows dialog box

Path in Group Policy Manager:
User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Windows Update

Location in Registry:
HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU!NoAUShutdownOption

Description of Policy:
This policy setting allows you to manage whether the ?Install Updates and Shut Down? option is displayed in the Shut Down Windows dialog box. If you enable this policy setting, ?Install Updates and Shut Down? will not appear as a choice in the Shut Down Windows dialog box, even if updates are available for installation when the user selects the Shut Down option in the Start menu. If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, the ?Install Updates and Shut Down? option will be available in the Shut Down Windows dialog box if updates are available when the user selects the Shut Down option in the Start menu.

Go here for more info, just click on the "next setting" button to move to the next page for your info..
http://wsus.ss.usu.edu/configure.php

Hope all works out for you..

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Group Policy and Registry Correct?

by quaquita In reply to Try this out for your "In ...

In Group Policy: Do not display 'Install Updates and Shut Down' option in Shut Down Windows dialog box is disabled
In Registry: NoAUShutdownOption is set to 0

In Group Policy: Do not adjust default option to 'Install Updates and Shut Down' when updates are available is disabled
In Rebistry: NoAUAsDefaultShutdownOption is set to 0

So I should have the option to Install Updates and shut down (since I have available updates), correct?

Thanks!

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Hopefully it should work, though ......

Anything done in the registry will need the computer to be re-booted to save the settings..
Hope all works out for you.

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Still don't have the option

by quaquita In reply to Hopefully it should work, ...

I'm not sure how this is possible but I rebooted and still don't have the Install Updates and Shutdown option.

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Install UPdates missing despite registry/group policy settings

by quaquita In reply to Still don't have the opti ...

If anybody has any ideas on how this could happen, I would appreciate.
Thanks!

Update - resolved. It was my group policy settings. I was looking in the wrong place - silly me!

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Nice to know you have it sorted. :)

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