Windows: No installation of Windows Updates at a policy defined scheduled date and time


since Windows 8 respectively Server 2012 the policy to install Updates at a specific date and time has no affect.

Microsoft changed the behaviour for installing updates. The schedule for a installation and restart of updates is just defined by the deadline for Updates on the WSUS Server.

Microsoft describes this problem in an knowledge base article (KB2885694). To change this and bring the old functionality back install the update rollup KB2883201.

After installing the update the policy lets you choose to

  • Installing updates due to a automatic maintenance, this is the default
  • At a specific date and time, the behaviour before Windows 8 and 2012


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