Specify Engaged restart transition and notification schedule for Updates

Specify Engaged restart transition and notification schedule for Updates

Committed recovery transition means that Windows 10 will not have to restart, but it will ask users to restart, choose a time or repeat manually. So, when an update appears, users are prompted to choose the end user. For general consumers, they can delay it for longer, but under Enterprise, the IT administrator can set the length of time that the user can delay. In this post, we will show you how to configure the Specify a transition and restart notification schedule committed for updates setting.

Specify a transition and restart notification schedule committed for updates

Enable this policy to control the timing before switching from scheduled automatic restart outside of active hours to the committed restart, which requires user planning. The period can be set between 0 and 30 days from the moment the restart becomes pending.

You can specify the number of days that a user can repeat the restarted restart reminder notifications. The recall period can be set between 1 and 3 days.

You can specify the delay in days before the automatic scheduling and execution of a restart, regardless of the active hours. The delay can be set between 2 and 30 days from the moment the restart becomes pending. If it is configured, the pending restart will switch from automatic reboot to restart engaged (user schedule pending) to run automatically, within the specified time period.

If you do not specify a deadline or if the deadline is set to 0, the PC will not restart automatically and ask the person to schedule it before restarting.

If you disable or do not configure this policy, the PC will restart according to the default schedule.

The activation of one of the following strategies will replace the above strategy:

  1. No automatic restart with connected users for scheduled automatic update installations
  2. Always restart automatically at the scheduled time
  3. Specify the deadline before the automatic restart for the installation of the update.

IT administrators can schedule the period between 0 and 30 days after the update is updated. As a backup, there is a snooze available period which can be 1 and 3 days. There is an additional parameter called Deadline. The deadline means that after it is crossed, Windows Update will automatically execute a restart on hold, regardless of the active hours.

You can configure the restart transition initiated by following these two methods:

  1. Group Policy
  2. Registry Editor.

Before modifying the registry entries, make sure to create a restore point. If you end up doing something that causes a problem on the computer, you can always restore.

1) Set time limits with the help of the Group Policy Editor

specify the deadline before the automatic restart for the installation of the update

  1. Open the Group Policy Editor
  2. Navigate to Computer Configuration> Administrative Templates> Windows Components> Windows Update
  3. Open a policy with the name Specify a transition and restart notification schedule committed for updatesand activate it.

When you enable it, you must configure the number of days for the transition, the snooze and the deadline for quality updates and feature updates.

The number of days that can be defined between 2 and 30. The value of the repetition can be between 1 and 3. Here is what each of these elements means:

  • Transition: Specify the timing before switching from automatic reboot to reboot engaged (pending user scheduling).
  • Kip: Specify the repetition for the committed restart reminder notifications.
  • Deadline: Specify the last date by which a pending restart will automatically run outside of active hours.

The last parameter is what you need to change to specify the deadline before the automatic restart for the installation of the update. If you do not specify a deadline or if the deadline is set to 0, the PC will not restart automatically and ask the person to schedule it before restarting.

Finally, be aware that the strategies mentioned below take precedence over those mentioned above.

  • No automatic restart with connected users for scheduled automatic update installations
  • Always restart automatically at the scheduled time
  • Specify the deadline before the automatic restart for the installation of the update.

2) Set deadlines with the help of the registry editor

specify the deadline before the automatic restart for the installation of the update

There is a reason why I have explained so much in the Group Policy section. When you enable the setting, it creates registry entries. You can change the value of these to get the same configuration.

So, if you want to do the same thing using Registry Editor, follow these steps:

  • Open the registry editor
  • Move towards
    • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE SOFTWARE Policies Microsoft Windows
  • Right-click on Windows, create a new key or folder and name it. Windows Update
  • Then create two DWORDS
    • EngagéRestartDeadline
    • EngagedRestartDeadlineForFeatureUpdates
  • Enter a value between 2 and 30 after selecting the Decimal radio button.

If you want to configure Transition and Snooze, create the following DWORD in the same place and set the value as you see it in Group Policy.

  • EngagéRestartSnoozeSchedule
  • EngagéRestartSnoozeScheduleForFeatureUpdates
  • EngagéRestartTransitionSchedule
  • EngagedRestartTransitionScheduleForFeatureUpdates
  • SetEngagedRestartTransitionSchedule

We hope that the steps were simple to follow and that you could specify a restart transition initiated so that the user can schedule the update using Group Policy and the same. register editor.

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