Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 14th Sep 2007 14:02 UTC, submitted by tux68
Windows Microsoft has begun patching files on Windows XP and Vista without users' knowledge, even when the users have turned off auto-updates. Many companies require testing of patches before they are widely installed, and businesses in this situation are objecting to the stealth patching. "Normal behaviour," according to Microsoft.
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It's operational.

I had a client call me fifteen minutes ago. His workstation PC rebooted after this update. Then he can't remote login and his email didn't run in the morning, so his email isn't ready for him to read when he gets in.

If Microsoft didn't have this idiotic necessity to reboot every damn time it modifies the OS, it would be a lot easier to recommend automatic updates.

This is why you never do automatic updates on a server.

But it can be a problem even on a workstation.

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