make "scheduled install day/time" GPO setting work for server 2016
the "Scheduled install day" and "scheduled install time" group policy settings under "computer/administrative templates/windows components/windows update/configure automatic updates" are being ignored by server 2016 in favor of "active hours." having active hours on servers is utterly ridiculous. I need certain servers to reboot in a certain order only on Saturday nights.
Andrew Brown commented
I genuinely don't understand why they did this. We are a call centre, our office hours are 7am to 10pm. Are they really that oblivious to the real world? I'd love to get a proper explination as to why this was chosen, and why they chose to keep it.
Please, please, please Microsoft!! The Active Hours concept on servers is nonsense.
The GPO settings suggested here would be perfect.