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Re: Automatic Reboots after updates installed via WSUS
I was in exactly the same position as you with this. The solution that we came up with was to configure the group policy options to download and prompt for install. From there you can use a script to install the updates and prevent an automated restart.
A copy of the script we used is on my blog, you can invoke this using either PSExec or a scheduled task on the servers. We chose the scheduled task option given the number of servers. The scheduled tasks is scheduled to run every Friday during the night and but this will only progress when there are approved updates. We then come in on a Saturday and handle a controlled restart.
Script is here:
The script has a prompt for the restart option but you can remove this.