How can we improve the installation and patching of Windows Server?

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.

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  • Andrew Brown commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Please, please, please Microsoft!! The Active Hours concept on servers is nonsense.

    The GPO settings suggested here would be perfect.

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