windows update ignored group policy. installed update and restarted automatically anyway


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KB5010386 was just installed and my pc auto rebooted overnight

even though my group policy was set to "do not restart while user is logged in," which I was.
Also, my group policy is set to notify updates only. No auto downloading.
Yet, this update was somehow downloaded. I did not approve any downloads.

Does windows update now ignore group policy?
or how do I have to set it in order to disable windows update?

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Several years ago there was a statement from Microsoft about updates that there would be some that bypassed a user's settings about delaying or avoiding, things they determined were more important that the usual second Tuesday Build updates or twice-yearly Version Upgrades.
 

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Hello, and welcome to ElevenForum.

Although I cannot say with exact certainty, as it is Win11 (which I am not currently running). This same question was asked just yesterday on TenForums.

I can verify, that if it is deemed a serious security update by MS. It will be forced through. (At least on Win 10 OS)


Take care, best of luck.
 

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I had this happen this morning. It restarted at 3:15 AM despite NoAutoRebootWithLoggedOnUsers being present and set to 1 in the registry and AUOptions set. Is there really no way of preventing Windows 11 auto restarting without completely disabling Windows built-in auto updates and using 3rd party software?
 

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