Disable Windows Update Forced Reboots

By | September 27, 2013

Registry Method

Open Registry Editor and create a DWORD called NoAutoRebootWithLoggedOnUsers under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, SOFTWARE, Policies, Microsoft, Windows, WindowsUpdate and finally AU.  The value of NoAutoRebootWithLoggedOnUsers must be set to 1 to enable and 0 to disable.


Group Policy Method

Open Group Policy editor and navigate through Local Computer Policy, Computer Configuration, Administrative Templates, Windows Components and Windows Update.

Locate “No auto-restart with logged on users for scheduled automatic updates installations” and right click on it and select Edit.

Select Enabled and click OK.