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    Software Update Services 1.0 ADM File for Service Pack 1

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    This updated administrative template file allows for adapting Software Update Services (SUS) SP1 client functionality to your needs. These settings will only impact client behavior once the clients have updated to the SUS SP1 client version or later.
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        This updated policy file adds the following two new policies:

        Reschedule Automatic Updates scheduled installations
        • Specifies the amount of time for Automatic Updates to wait, following system startup, before proceeding with a scheduled installation that was missed previously.
        • If the status is set to Enabled, a scheduled installation that did not take place earlier will occur the specified number of minutes after the computer is next started.
        • If the status is set to Disabled or Not Configured, a missed scheduled installation will occur with the next scheduled installation.

        No auto-restart for scheduled Automatic Updates installations
        • Specifies that to complete a scheduled installation, Automatic Updates will wait for the computer to be restarted by any user who is logged on, instead of causing the computer to restart automatically.
        • If the status is set to Enabled, Automatic Updates will not restart a computer automatically during a scheduled installation if a user is logged in to the computer. Instead, Automatic Updates will notify the user to restart the computer to complete the installation.
        • Be aware that Automatic Updates will not be able to detect future updates until the restart occurs. If the status is set to Disabled or Not Configured, Automatic Updates will notify the user that the computer will automatically restart in 5 minutes to complete the installation.

        Note: These policies apply only when Automatic Updates is configured to perform scheduled installations of updates. If the "Configure Automatic Updates" policy is disabled, these policies have no effect.

        For a more detailed description of these settings, read the SUS SP1 Release notes.
    • Supported Operating System

      Windows 2000, Windows XP

        • Windows 2000 Professional with Service Pack 2 or later
        • Windows 2000 Server with Service Pack 2 or later
        • Windows 2000 Advanced Server with Service Pack 2 or later
        • Windows XP Professional or later

        Note: If you are running Windows Server 2003, it is not necessary to install this download. This updated policy file is included in Windows Server 2003.
        1. Click the Download button on this page to start the download, or choose a different language from the drop-down list and click Go.
        2. Do one of the following:
          • To start the installation immediately, click Open or Run this program from its current location.
          • To copy the download to your computer for installation at a later time, click Save or Save this program to disk.

        How to installUse the Group Policy editor to load the .adm file for configuring the policies locally or on a domain. This process is detailed in the Software Update Services Deployment White Paper.