Delay Automatic Reboot

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Microsoft releases patches via Windows Update the second Tuesday of each month. Patches are downloaded to our update server, and we test whether they require a reboot. If so, we announce such patch approvals by means of cs-announce. Once we approve the distribution of patches from our update server to the CSDOM domain, Windows machines on the domain are automatically rebooted at 3 a.m. the following day.

If you have a long-running job on your Windows machine that will not complete by the time reboots are scheduled, it is possible to delay the automatic reboot:

-- Start -> Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Services
-- Right-click on "Automatic Updates" and select "Stop" (this requires administrative permissions)

Once your job terminates, please restart the Automatic Updates service so updates will be applied to your computer.