Automatic maintenance will install updates when the computer is not in use, and avoid installing updates when the computer is running on battery power.
Options: if this setting is enabled, you can specify the time interval (in hours) that Windows Update waits before checking for updates.
Specifies specify whether automatic updates are enabled on this computer.
In an active directory environment, you can use Group Policy to define how computers and users (referred to in this document as WSUS clients) can interact with Windows Updates to obtain automatic updates from Windows Server Update Services (WSUS).
This topic contains two main sections: Group Policy settings for WSUS client updates, which provides prescriptive guidance and behavioral details about the Windows Update and Maintenance Scheduler settings of Group Policy that control how WSUS clients can interact with Windows Update to obtain automatic updates.
However, local administrators will not be allowed to disable the configuration for Automatic Updates.- 2 - Notify for download and notify for install When Windows Update finds updates that apply to the computer, users will be notified that updates are ready for download.
Users can then run Windows Update to download and install any available updates.- 3 - Auto download and notify for install (default setting) Windows Update finds applicable updates and downloads them in the background; the user is not notified or interrupted during the process.Specifies that only logged-on administrators receive update notifications.Note: In Windows 8 and Windows RT, this policy setting is enabled by default.Users will then be notified about a pending restart.A pending restart will only take place if there is no potential for accidental data loss.For example, if this policy is used to specify a 20 hour detection frequency, all clients to which this policy is applied will check for updates anywhere between 16 and 20 hours. NOTE] The "Specify intranet Microsoft update service location" setting must be enabled for this policy to have effect.