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Disable Server 2016 automatic reboot

Hi

Is there an official way to disable automatic updates and especial the automatic reboot at out of office hours for Windows Server 2016?

 

We have some custommers that are doing lengthy calculations, more than 4 days, and it would much be prefered that Server 2016 didn't do a reboot before it was explictly asked to do it.

 

Thanks for you help

 /AlexBC

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Re: Disable Server 2016 automatic reboot

This sounds like a scenario the cloud is build for (Azure batch, HPC or similar services). 4 days for processing? This can be done faster, for sure 🙂

 

Can be set e.g. via GPOs:

Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Windows update\Configure Automatic Updates

If this setting is set to Disabled, any updates that are available on Windows Update must be downloaded and installed manually. To do this, users must go to Settings > Update & security > Windows Update.

 

Registry-based options are also possible: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/deployment/update/waas-wu-settings#configuring-automatic-updates-by-editing-the-registry

 

Specific Windows Server settings are documented here: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/administration/windows-server-update-services/deploy/4-configure-group-policy-settings-for-automatic-updates#configure-automatic-updates (Above option for Windows 10 generally apply, but on newer Windows Server builds some additional WSUS policies are available)

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Re: Disable Server 2016 automatic reboot

This sounds like a scenario the cloud is build for (Azure batch, HPC or similar services). 4 days for processing? This can be done faster, for sure 🙂

 

Can be set e.g. via GPOs:

Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Windows update\Configure Automatic Updates

If this setting is set to Disabled, any updates that are available on Windows Update must be downloaded and installed manually. To do this, users must go to Settings > Update & security > Windows Update.

 

Registry-based options are also possible: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/deployment/update/waas-wu-settings#configuring-automatic-updates-by-editing-the-registry

 

Specific Windows Server settings are documented here: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/administration/windows-server-update-services/deploy/4-configure-group-policy-settings-for-automatic-updates#configure-automatic-updates (Above option for Windows 10 generally apply, but on newer Windows Server builds some additional WSUS policies are available)

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Re: Disable Server 2016 automatic reboot

Thank you @JanoschUlmer 

That was presicly what I was looking for