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We have a Windows 2016 Server and a Windows 2008R2 server, both acting as Remote-Desktop Server. Both share the GPO settings, so that among others they do not perform automatic updates. When I log on to them as Administrator and perform updates manually, it may happen that a reboot is required.

  • On Win 2008, if I press "Reboot now" while there are RDP clients connected, a popup dialog infomrs me about these circumstances and allows me to rethink my decision
  • On Win 2016, if I press "Reboot now" while there are RDP clients connected, the server reboots immediately - causing user annoyance for obvious reasons

How can I prevent this (by GPO?) for the Windows 2016 server?

In the same context, another difference to 2008 seems to be that I cannot set "Do not accept new connections until server reboot" on 2016 (at least not via the Server Manager), there is only "Do not accept new connections". Is there another way to achieve this?

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