How To Configure Automatic Updates to Prompt You Before You Download Updates in Windows Server 2003

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This article describes how to configure the Automatic Updates feature to prompt you before you download updates.

How to Configure the Automatic Updates Feature

To configure the Automatic Updates feature to notify you before updates are downloaded and installed on your computer, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start, right-click My Computer, and then click Properties.
  2. Click the Automatic Updates tab.
  3. Under Settings, click Notify me before downloading any updates and notify me again before installing them on my computer, and then click OK.
When Windows finds updates on the Windows Update Web site that apply to your computer, an icon appears in the notification area at the far right of the taskbar. The icon displays a message to notify you that updates are ready to be downloaded. When you click the message or the icon, you can select the specific updates that you want to download. Windows then downloads the updates that you selected in the background. When the updates are downloaded, the icon displays a message to notify you that updates for your computer are ready to be installed. You can then select the specific updates that you want to install.

References

For more information about Windows updates, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://update.microsoft.com

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Article ID: 324798 - Last Review: June 19, 2014 - Revision: 8.0
Applies to
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Web Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003 Premium Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003 Standard Edition
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