I have WSUS configured using group policy to deploy windows updates every Tuesday. I also have batch files that run at 11PM every night (except Tuesday) that shutdown the workstations in the company.
Often after updates are downloaded and installed, the option is shown to 'install updates and shut down'. I do not depend on users to restart the computers so they can finish installing updates.
My shutdown command is as follows:
shutdown /s /c "message incase someone is on the machine" /m \\hostname
This shutdown quits all open applications (/c) and shuts down in 60 seconds. The problem is that it does not finish the update installations... Does anyone know if I remove the /c if the system will finish installing updates before shutting down? Or do I need to look at a different method (script or policy where users must manually shut down on Wensday mornings) ?
All of the machines are windows 7 with a windows 2008 server (dc)
Addition from comment:
The 'no auto-restart with logged on users for schedule automatic updates' is not configured. But I still find systems waiting with 'install updates and shutdown' option. Should I set this option to disabled?