Delay Restart for scheduled installations

Specifies the amount of time for Automatic Updates to wait before proceeding with a scheduled restart.

If the status is set to Enabled, a scheduled restart will occur the specified number of minutes after the installation is finished.

If the status is set to Disabled or Not Configured, the default wait time is 15 minutes.

Note: This policy applies only when Automatic Updates is configured to perform scheduled installations of updates. If the "Configure Automatic Updates" policy is disabled, this policy has no effect.


Supported on: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP SP1 , Windows 2000 SP4, Windows 2000 SP3
Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU
Value NameRebootWarningTimeoutEnabled
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Enabled Value1
Disabled Value0

Wait the following period before

proceeding with a scheduled

restart (minutes):

Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU
Value NameRebootWarningTimeout
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Default Value5
Min Value1
Max Value30

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