I have a user on our network that refuses to shutdown or restart his laptop in order for the updates to take place. I am wondering if there is a way to set up a script that will run every Saturday whether he is logged in or connected to the network to restart or shutdown his computer and force the system to install updates?


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  • Hi there, RedHoodJT. I also have some users that don't shutdown. In my testing, I could force the computer to shutdown, however this action bypasses the usual installation of pending Windows updates. I have not yet found a way to automate that. In my frustration, I still connect to the problem clients via VNC and shutdown their systems. In this way, the updates are installed the way you'd expect.
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Create batch file


If you have KACE, use the K1000 to create a script to deploy this .bat file or use the built-in "Shutdown a Windows system" script (modify to meet you needs)
Answered 03/22/2016 by: rockhead44
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  • How would I go about making the batch script?
    • open notepad Paste the text-modify as needed; Save file as filename.bat
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