Require Windows 2012 Server to install updates and reboot at certain time

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[FAQ] Require Windows 2012 Server to install updates and reboot at certain time

Issue:

Require Windows 2012 Server to install updates and reboot at certain time

Solution

You can set the following registry key to force the Windows server 2012 to reboot.

Registry subkey: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU

Value: AlwaysAutoRebootAtScheduledTime

Type: REG_DWORD

Value data: 1 (force a restart)

 
For more information, please go to the following KB:

How to force automatic restarts after important updates in Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2835627

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