Automatic Updates Detection Frequency

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  1. alessio89g

    alessio89g MDL Member

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    I want to set Windows Update for check updates every 9 hours; for this purpose I found this Policy:
    Local Computer Policy > Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows Update > Automatic Updates detection frequency.
    I've enabled it and set at 9 hours, but the help of this rule says:
    For this policy to take effect, the “Specify intranet Microsoft update service location” setting must also be enabled.
    But I want get updates directly from the Microsoft Windows Updates Web Servers, as normal.
    Any suggestion?
     
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  2. glennsamuel32

    glennsamuel32 MDL Senior Member

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    “Specify intranet Microsoft update service location” means pointing to an update server to get updates...
    As you are connecting to Windows updates, that option should not be set...
     
  3. alessio89g

    alessio89g MDL Member

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    But the help says that also it MUST be enabled to take effect…
     
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  4. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller MDL Spinning Tortoise

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    #4 Carlos Detweiller, Nov 16, 2016
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    With MS servers used, the check time is hard-coded to 22 hours. For preventing DoS attacks, I guess.

    Simply create a schedules task that triggers an update check every 9 hours.

    Code:
    wuauclt.exe /detectnow
     
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  5. alessio89g

    alessio89g MDL Member

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    #5 alessio89g, Nov 16, 2016
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    So, simply doesn't the policy work?
     
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    Carlos Detweiller MDL Spinning Tortoise

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  7. glennsamuel32

    glennsamuel32 MDL Senior Member

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    Windows Update Notifier has no official support for Win 10...
    You don't need this when you have the best option here on MDL --- Windows Update Minitool
    Just adjust the frequency of the task --- plus you have much more control over the update process
     
  8. cuteee

    cuteee MDL Guru

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    RS2 will have icon for notify about restart after updates installed
     
  9. glennsamuel32

    glennsamuel32 MDL Senior Member

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    Sorry, I don't understand what you mean...
     
  10. Made In China

    Made In China MDL Novice

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    #10 Made In China, Nov 16, 2016
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    Works well in Win Pro, Win Ent, Server 2016 and any older versions of Windows

    Cut both apps in Window/systemWOW64 and create shortcuts as needed and your good... "then open up the Update Notify Tool/App go within its options by right click after you started it up by right click admin and make your own adjustments as needed... for your own needs and requirements...

    and time to time check and run a couple times a month in what the Windows Mini Tool has to download for you as new MS updates... ;)

    Apps = Windows Updates Notify & Windows Mini Tool ;)

    Enjoy :)
     
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  11. dobbelina

    dobbelina MDL Senior Member

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    #11 dobbelina, Nov 17, 2016
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    Exactly.
    Like this:
    Open task scheduler, create task,
    Trigger: Time interval 9 hours
    Action:C:\Windows\System32\UsoClient.exe
    Arguments:StartScan

    (The "wuauclt.exe /updatenow" or"/DetectNow" is totally depreciated in Win 10 and wont work)
     
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