Windows Auto Update
The Windows Auto Update page determines whether Windows Automatic Updates on managed machines is disabled, left for the user to control, or configured.
Window Automatic Updates
Windows Automatic Updates is a Microsoft tool that automatically delivers updates to a computer. Windows Automatic Updates is supported in the following operating systems: Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows 2000 SP3 or later, and all operating systems released after these. Patch Management > Windows Auto Update can enable or disable this feature on managed machines. While Windows Millennium Edition (Me) has an Automatic Updates capability, it cannot be managed as the above operating systems can.
Windows Automatic Update Cannot Use Template Accounts
Windows Automatic Updates is one feature that cannot be preconfigured in a machine ID template. This is because Windows Automatic Updates is only supported on Windows 2000 SP3/SP4, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, and later operating systems. Since a machine ID template cannot specify an operating system, a setting for this feature cannot be stored in the machine ID template. Also, a machine’s current settings must be known before they can be overridden. The current settings are obtained when a Scan Machine is performed.
Note: A checkbox does not display for any machine that either has an operating system that does not support Windows Automatic Updates or for which an initial Scan Machine has not been completed.
You can filter the display of machine IDs on any agent page using the Machines with Patch Automatic Update configuration option in View Definitions.
Click Apply to apply parameters to selected machine IDs.
Select Disable to disable Windows Automatic Updates on selected machine IDs and let Patch Management control patching of the managed machine. Overrides the existing user settings and disables the controls in Windows Automatic Updates so the user cannot change any of the settings. Users can still patch their systems manually.
Let machine users enable or disable Windows Automatic Updates for selected machine IDs.
Forces the configuration of Windows Automatic Updates on selected machine IDs to the following settings. Overrides the existing user settings and disables the controls in Windows Automatic Updates so the user cannot change any of the settings. Users can still patch their systems manually.
Schedule every day / <day of week> at <time of day>
Applies only if Automatically download and schedule installation is selected. Perform this task every day or once a week at the specified time of day.
Force auto-reboot if user is logged on
Optionally check the box next to Force auto-reboot if user is logged on. By default, Windows Auto Update does not force a reboot. Reboot Action settings do not apply to Windows Auto Update.
Select All/Unselect All
Click the Select All link to check all rows on the page. Click the Unselect All link to uncheck all rows on the page.
These icons indicate the agent check-in status of each managed machine. Hovering the cursor over a check-in icon displays the agent quick view window.
Online but waiting for first audit to complete
Agent online and user currently logged on.
Agent online and user currently logged on, but user not active for 10 minutes
Agent is currently offline
Agent has never checked in
Agent is online but remote control has been disabled
The agent has been suspended
The list of Machine.Group IDs displayed is based on the Machine ID / Group ID filter and the machine groups the user is authorized to see using System > User Security > Scopes.
Displays the status of configuring Windows Automatic Updates on selected machine IDs using this page.
Windows Automatic Update Configuration
The Windows Automatic Update configuration assigned to each selected machine ID.
Note: If the Windows Automatic Update Configuration column displays
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