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Have updates only install during night hours

Have updates only install during night hours

Have updates only install during night hours


I'm using SMS 2003 SP1 and would like to know how to setup the advertisment of Windows Updates to only happen after say 4:00pm and 5:am. So I do not interrupt my users during working hours.



RE: Have updates only install during night hours

I don't think SMS 2003 allows for this...I went to a demo for SCCM (aka new SMS) and it allows you to specify a maintenance window to accomplish this.

My philosophy: K.I.S.S - Keep It Simple Stupid

RE: Have updates only install during night hours

If they leave the machines on then you can run patches for a set period of time, after the time expires it wont run them again.  You would have to expire the advert every night after the aloted time was up and remake the advert....or install some 2rd party thing like from 1E or SMS expert....or go to SCCM

RE: Have updates only install during night hours

sorry for the delay responding. I got assigned to another project, but I'm back at it now.

I will look into all of these suggestions.

Thanks to you both.


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