Restart Your PC To Finish Installing Updates – Windows Server 2012

Here’s a nice gotcha in Windows Server 2012… After installing updates in Windows Server 2012, you will now see the following message:

Restart your PC to finish installing updates. Your PC will automatically restart in 2 days if you don’t restart now.

This can be a particularly dangerous feature for administrators who have fiddly fingers and difficulties arranging outage times with short notice.

I haven’t looked into it, but no doubt there will be a GPO to stop the server automatically restarting after 2 days…

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