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I have 8 servers all running Windows 2016. I have 3 of the servers that will automatically reboot after the Windows Updates complete. The other 5 servers always show "waiting to restart outside of active hours", but they never restart after active hours. I have everything setup in Group Policy so not sure why 3 of the 8 servers reboot and the other 5 never reboot. Where can I look to see what is causing the discrepencies? Thank you for any help.

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You can take a look here to compare differences.

Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Windows Update

 

 

 

@Dave Patrick 

 

Yep, that is where I setup the Windows Update policies. Here is what I have:

windowsupdatepolicy1.png

You can also take a look here;

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate

 

 

 

@Dave Patrick 

 

Do I look in the registry of each individual server or just my domain controller where I have the Group Policy setup?

I'd compare the settings of two different acting members.

 

 

@Dave Patrick 

 

I checked all servers and they all have the same registry settings

registry.png

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