Windows 10: Windows Updates GPO settings?

  1.    25 Feb 2018 #1

    Windows Updates GPO settings?

    Just wondering here on this GPO setting which I am considering to change from Option 2 to Option 4 is which to Download the Updates automatically and have those installed on a schedule.
    The default schedule is 3:00AM but I tend to leave my laptop off entirely during the night and most of the day.
    Therefore, my question is, when the time passes to install the updates, will the system continue to install the updates even if the desired time schedule is missed due to leaving the machine OFF?

    I would guess that Option 4 is more better suited for enterprises where machines are left powered ON the whole time.

    Or is it just better to leave it at Option 2 (Notify for Download and Auto Install)?
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Capture.PNG  
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    25 Feb 2018 #2

    Definitely leave on Notify. That way you've control of everything and can choose to e.g. update a disk image set before any update, complete work... then approve the update.

    Should you miss it for some reason it'll be caught on a subsequent update scan.

    (The scheduled option also refers to updates being applied as part of automatic maintenance, which can be set to wake the machine and thus also update it).
      My ComputerSystem Spec


Related Threads
Windows Updates - Advanced Settings - Grayed Out in Windows Updates and Activation
Hi friends, I have an ASUS laptop that had windows 8 home edition. I did the anniversary upgrade to windows 10. Ever since, the windows updates advanced settings is grayed out. Meaning that I cannot set the time when the computer should...
I need to get Windows updates at night on a fair number of computers. So, I figure I'll use gpedit to set automatic updating to Auto download and schedule the install and set the install at Every day at 3:00 am. But, I see that there is also a...
Updates Overriding Settings in Browsers and Email
Miscrosoft windows updates reset my default from FF to IE; I did not tell it to. It installed all those unwanted search engines I didnt want. NOT HAPPY Microsoft, my pc is MINE, not yours. Leave my setting alone.
I'm running Win10 Home 1511 and I see that the option "Give me updates for other Msoft products...." is checked cannot be unchecked. I don't it was that way before the 1511 update - was it? And what exactly does it do anyway, aren't all Msoft apps...
Am I the only one annoyed by Windows (despite saying so when upgrading) does not retain certain personal settings, such as folder view settings (it keeps them on a top level but totally ignores them for some and sub folders) and the desktop image...
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 23:03.
Find Us