Remove “Restart” option only leaving “Update and restart” to force user to install feature updates with a script and with Group Policy.

I’ve been aggressively shoving Win 10 1909 updates down the throat of my environment for a few months now. What was an environment with 5 different Windows versions now only has a handful of stragglers; the last band of holdouts for a uniform environment. The band-aid is almost ripped off. Now we can have a much more structured and scheduled update process.

Part of the reason it’s so hard is I don’t know of a way to force a computer to install the feature update. We already have it setup so that regular updates from WSUS will force you to update by only giving the “Update and restart” and “Update and shutdown” options in the Start Menu. However, feature updates include the “Restart” option for some reason. I’d like to force these last few people to have no choice but to “Restart and update” and remove the “Restart” option. Then I would remove that policy until we inevitably have to do this all over again.

Also, restarting the computer with a regular Restart-Computer –Force will install regular Windows Updates. I can’t find a way to force a feature update through a script.

  • How can I remove the “Restart” option to force users to install the feature update?

  • How can I force a computer to install the feature update via a script?

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Posted by: jencam 2 years ago
Orange Belt

If you deploy the future update installer via kace, in the installer switches you might find a switch to restart the pc when the installation complete. 

also , on the notification section, you can put OK/Snooze with time = OK

also if above switch is not available, you use dos shutdown command in kace script to restart the computers. 

Posted by: n1md4 2 years ago
Second Degree Blue Belt

you could use this 3 step deployment with custom scripts


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