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Is it safe to leave Windows Update permanently disabled?

No, it is not safe. Having Windows Update disabled means you are not receiving latest security and other updates from Microsoft. Unless you keep downloading and installing the patches on monthly ...
Tomas Dabasinskas's user avatar
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Automatic Reboot at specific time if Automatic Upgrade requires Reboot

Have a look in /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/50unattended-upgrades. You want Unattended-Upgrade::Automatic-Reboot-Time: // If automatic reboot is enabled and needed, reboot at the specific // time instead of ...
Andrew Schulman's user avatar
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How to disable Amazon EC2 instance yum automatic nightly check-update?

The purpose is to generate the message that's displayed every time you SSH to the host, something like: ~ $ ssh [email protected] __| __|_ ) _| ( / Amazon Linux AMI ...
MLu's user avatar
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Restart Systemd unit after dependency

I think you're looking for PartOf: PartOf= Configures dependencies similar to Requires=, but limited to stopping and restarting of units. When systemd stops or restarts the units listed here, ...
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Is it possible to detect the Windows Update status via registry, to see if the system is "fully updated"?

Microsoft is now using the value UBR (Unified Build Revision) to identifiy the patch level. The value was first added in Windows 10 , but is now backported to Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 as well So, ...
magicandre1981's user avatar
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Is it possible to detect the Windows Update status via registry, to see if the system is "fully updated"?

The closest to the registry that I can find is the Windows Update log file. The only other way is to access it through the COM API. I spoke with the manager at Microsoft in charge of Windows Update (...
Elliot Huffman's user avatar
3 votes

Setup a server to host Windows updates for all LAN devices

In terms of serving updates locally and managing which updates are downloaded and made available, then WSUS is the answer you're looking for. The restriction is that WSUS itself only serves content to ...
Keith Langmead's user avatar
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Is it safe to leave Windows Update permanently disabled?

It's good practice to disable automatic updates on servers: you don't want them to apply updates and reboot whenever they feel like doing it, and also it's better to not immediately install any update ...
Massimo's user avatar
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Server 2012 (NOT R2) stuck checking for updates

Using sconfig may help you out here if the graphical Windows Update service is failing for some reason. First, though, I would try restarting the wuauserv (Windows Update service) once more to ensure ...
kelvintechie's user avatar
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Domain controller and local computer different timezones for automatic updates

The client computer will install updates at 1:00 AM in it's timezone.
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Is there a REST API for Windows Server Update Catalog?

https://support.microsoft.com/en-US/rss-feed-picker Select a product, get the RSS or Atom feed for its updates. Repeat for all products you are interested in.
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Can dd-wrt do a firmware autoupdate?

This software will automatically download new firmware images and update DD-WRT installations. It should be ran on a linux box with network access to the device(s). https://github.com/Lanchon/ddwrt-...
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Server 2016 - update reboots

SCONFIG doesn’t prevent reboots outside of active hours. Go into task scheduler, scroll to Update Orchestrator look for the “reboots” task open actions and replace the entry with something else. ...
buckethead's user avatar
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Server 2016 - update reboots

Seems like the only answer is to disable ‘Reboot’ in Task Scheduler UpdateOrchestrator and rename the Reboot file to prevent Windows re-enabling the schedule again… It would be bad enough having a ...
gchq's user avatar
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Automatic Restart of Windows Server 2012R2 after Windows Update

Off-topic: To check the group policies, you should use rsop.msc. I think what you're showing is the output of gpedit.msc. Firstly, let's dive into the 2 points mentioned in the question: ...
Am_I_Helpful's user avatar
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How to prevent Exchange server from rebooting?

You can configure automatic Windows Updates, and delays for rebooting the system after updates using GPO rules. You can find more info in this documentation: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-...
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Configuring Automatic WSUS Updates delays

To have updates apply to a test group followed by everyone else, which is basically what you're trying to do, I set an install time in Group Policy for the test group of computers (the next weekend, ...
Katherine Villyard's user avatar
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How to install this update in windows 10: DST changes in Windows for Chile

It's updated on my Windows 10 computer, and was introduced in the February cumulative update. The article you referenced states the registry key name is Chile Standard Time, but I don't have that on ...
Greg Askew's user avatar
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Best way to update from Windows 10 Enterprise 1607 to 1903 offline

If you select the options correctly when booting the ISO, it is entirely possible. It should be obvious when running the setup. Worth noting, you can start the installer from the ISO whilst the ...
Timothy Frew's user avatar
2 votes

Making sure the "platform" part of an image from DockerHub is up-to-date

It sounds like you can achieve this by using an external service like snyk to scan your images, and using full image versions instead of "latest". Snyk will let you know in case it has any ...
surfingonthenet's user avatar
1 vote

Windows Server 2016 completely turn off auto-reboot after updates

You do not want to install a patch and then wait for the reboot - you are in a hybrid mode that you do NOT want to be in - patch and then reboot. Do not patch and wait - you are not getting the value ...
Jon smith's user avatar
1 vote

Make Windows Install all Updates on a Certain Day

I ended up using a third-party application called ABC Update. Using the Windows Task Scheduler, I can schedule ABC Update to run several times every Saturday to install all the updates.
user1177071's user avatar
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How to automate OS/ECS-agent updating on a EC2 instance in ECS Auto Scaling environment?

I have created a Lambda function to update the instance agent in all my ECS clusters: var AWS = require('aws-sdk'); AWS.config.update({ region: 'sa-east-1' }); exports.handler = async(event, context)...
renan.wao's user avatar
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Schedule updates on Windows Server 2016

You should be able to do it via Group Policy, under "Computer Configuration"->"Administrative Templates"->"Windows Components"->"Windows Update", changing the policy setting there. Alternatively, you ...
Pak's user avatar
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Powershell script to automate the windows update along with optional updates

This module can be configured to use Microsoft update. https://www.powershellgallery.com/packages/PSWindowsUpdate/1.5.2.2 https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/scriptcenter/2d191bcd-3308-4edd-9de2-...
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Server 2016 - update reboots

SHORT ANSWER: after enabling automatic updates with sconfig, enable the GPO "Always automatically restart at the scheduled time" to simply ignore "Active Hours" and revert to the classic (read: Win7/...
shodanshok's user avatar
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Automatic Updates on Production Server

My experience is that if you meet all these conditions: you use CentOS or RHEL (version 6 or 7) you scheduled a downtime window and you reboot after each update your application/service is able to ...
kubanczyk's user avatar
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Automatic Updates on Production Server

You could only do automatic updates if you have a proper test environment and a way to update test before prod with the necessary time to catch bugs... with so many variables at play you need a solid ...
Jacob Evans's user avatar
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SCCM downloading software updates is extremely slow

Please examine the log file patchdownloader.log on the site server. It provides information about the process for downloading software updates from the update source specified in the software updates ...
Paladin Guo - MSFT's user avatar
1 vote
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Windows 2012 server, update error

Unless you're sure that the machine is hung, the best answer is probably just wait it out. I've seen rollbacks like this take a really long time. Your only other recourse is to do a hard reset, but ...
Charles Burge's user avatar

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