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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I bet this is because they rushed this patch out the door and they were understaffed due to the holidays. People were probably camping in the microsoft offices getting the test matrix run and some Program Manager on too little sleep made a bad decision. If you have a true high-uptime Windows System, it has to be clustered (that's basically the way Microsoft expects you to maintain high-availability), so this shouldn't hit those people.

This definitely seems like it has happened and is pretty bad.

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