Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 12th Jan 2006 07:36 UTC, submitted by Resolution
Bugs & Viruses Users of Windows who have set the Automatic Updates option to "Download updates for me, but let me choose when to install them" were surprised to find that the latest WMF patch had overridden these settings and not only installed the patch, but rebooted the machines as well.
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RE[2]: Anti MS Paranoia
by Lamego on Thu 12th Jan 2006 12:05 UTC in reply to "RE: Anti MS Paranoia"
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Uh ?
The patches are not applied by non-administrative users, the patches are installed by the windows update software when non-administrative users are logged on, however this was an administrator decision (wether the admin understood it or not).
If you are system administrator (even just for your home pc) and you are using an update option that you do not understand read something about it. This is valid for both linux and windows admins.

This entire topic just demonstrates how much windows users/admins don't care much about the details of their system until they get something they don't expect.
If there is a feature/option which they were not aware of, its MS overriding their decisions... what a joke.

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