After Hours Not Restarting

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I have my servers set to restart after Windows Updates outside of Active Hours. It shows this also in the Settings. However, the servers never restart. Is there a reason for this or another setting I might be missing? Thanks!

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Might be someone was logged on?

 

 

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@Dave Patrick 

 

Is there a way to bypass that? 99% of the time I have no users logged in. Sometimes we leave administrator user logged in, but it is okay to restart anyway. Thank you.

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A few listed here that could affect the restart.

 

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@Dave Patrick 

 

Here is how mine is setup:

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Might check the values below (if they exist)

 

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU
AUOptions = 2
NoAutoRebootWithLoggedOnUsers = 0
NoAutoUpdate = 0
RebootRelaunchTimeoutEnabled = 0
RebootWarningTimeoutEnabled = 0
 
 
 
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@Dave Patrick

 

Here is what I see in regedit. 

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The update log or event logs may also provide clues.

 

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/deployment/update/windows-update-logs