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Old 02-11-2009
Louise
 

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Automatic Updates Schedule
I'm running XP - SP3. When I set up automatic updates, I scheduled
them to run once a week on Mondays. I just checked update history at
the Windows Update site and found that two updates were installed
today - which is WEDNESDAY! Is there a bug in the scheduler option
for automatic updates??
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Old 02-11-2009
wiliamtell
 

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Re: Automatic Updates Schedule
Louise, MS pushes updates the second tuesday, each month, unless there is a
critical update.
Good Luck!
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"Louise" <loujnospam@sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
news:abu5p4ht2r9h0mkc1eolm8v6cvtdi33bt2@4ax.com...
> I'm running XP - SP3. When I set up automatic updates, I scheduled
> them to run once a week on Mondays. I just checked update history at
> the Windows Update site and found that two updates were installed
> today - which is WEDNESDAY! Is there a bug in the scheduler option
> for automatic updates??



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Old 02-11-2009
PA Bear [MS MVP]
 

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Re: Automatic Updates Schedule
Automatic Updates (AU) usually will check-in with the server at least once
every 24 hours, Louise. You cannot schedule AU to run, e.g., once a week.

References:

Automatic Updates in WinXP
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/dow...windowsxp.mspx

How to configure and use Automatic Updates in WinXP:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/306525

How to schedule automatic updates in WinXP, Win2K and Win2K03
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/327838
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Louise wrote:
> I'm running XP - SP3. When I set up automatic updates, I scheduled
> them to run once a week on Mondays. I just checked update history at
> the Windows Update site and found that two updates were installed
> today - which is WEDNESDAY! Is there a bug in the scheduler option
> for automatic updates??


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Old 02-11-2009
Louise
 

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Re: Automatic Updates Schedule
On Wed, 11 Feb 2009 14:15:33 -0500, "PA Bear [MS MVP]"
<PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote:

>Automatic Updates (AU) usually will check-in with the server at least once
>every 24 hours, Louise. You cannot schedule AU to run, e.g., once a week.
>

What you say is undoubtedly true because that's the way it works.
HOWEVER, it IS possible to SCHEDULE the updates on my PC. The spot
where this can be done is located directly under the place where you
enable auto updates using the security aplet on the control panel. It
allows you to set the day of the week or every day and to also set the
TIME of day. It just doesn't work that way...

The default setting is "every day" at three am - on my XP-SP3 machine.

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Old 02-12-2009
PA Bear [MS MVP]
 

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Re: Automatic Updates Schedule
Louise wrote:
>> Automatic Updates (AU) usually will check-in with the server at least
>> once
>> every 24 hours, Louise. You cannot schedule AU to run, e.g., once a
>> week.
>>

> What you say is undoubtedly true because that's the way it works.
> HOWEVER, it IS possible to SCHEDULE the updates on my PC. The spot
> where this can be done is located directly under the place where you
> enable auto updates using the security aplet on the control panel. It
> allows you to set the day of the week or every day and to also set the
> TIME of day. It just doesn't work that way...
>
> The default setting is "every day" at three am - on my XP-SP3 machine.


That setting controls when updates are installed, not downloaded.

I've never known AU to install updates on a specific day of the week,
despite what http://support.microsoft.com/kb/327838 says, Louise.

Furthermore, if an Admin is not signed-in when AU's scheduled to install
(not download) updates, the updates will be installed automatically.

To avoid this in future, I'd recommend that you select either the Download
but Notify configuration or the Notify Only configuration. See
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/306525

If you want to take this up with Microsoft...

Start a free Windows Update support incident request:
https://support.microsoft.com/oas/de...spx?gprid=6527

For home users, no-charge support is available by calling 1-866-PCSAFETY in
the United States and in Canada or by contacting your local Microsoft
subsidiary. There is no-charge for support calls that are associated with
security updates.

Support for Windows Update:
http://support.microsoft.com/gp/wusupport

For more information about how to contact your local Microsoft subsidiary
for security update support issues, visit the International Support Web
site: http://support.microsoft.com/common/international.aspx

For enterprise customers, support for security updates is available through
your usual support contacts.
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