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Reboot with force update install

Hello,

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?


Thanks,

RedHoodJT

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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. - kenwhite 5 years ago

Answers (1)

Posted by: rockhead44 5 years ago
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Create batch file

http://www.instructables.com/id/Shutdown-restart-or-hibernate-your-computer-on-a/

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)

Comments:
  • How would I go about making the batch script? - RedHoodJT 5 years ago
    • open notepad Paste the text-modify as needed; Save file as filename.bat - rockhead44 5 years ago

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