How to force automatic restarts after important updates in Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012

After you install an important update in Windows 8 or in Windows Server 2012, you receive a notice that you have to restart the computer in three days. If the restart does not occur in three days, the computer displays a 15-minute countdown and then automatically restarts. By default, this automatic restart is delayed if the computer is locked, and the countdown will begin the next time that you sign in to the computer.

A new feature is now available that lets you force automatic restarts to finish installing important updates, regardless of whether you are at the computer. You can change to this new restart behavior through the following new registry key value that was introduced in the April 2013 cumulative update (2822241).

Registry subkey: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU
Value: AlwaysAutoRebootAtScheduledTime
Type: REG_DWORD
Value data: 0 (default value) or 1 (force a restart)

When this registry value is set to 1, you are still notified of the upcoming automatic restart on the sign-in screen. However, at the end of the three-day period, the 15-minute counter begins even if the computer is locked. The restart also occurs even if the computer is locked.

Full : http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2835627

Update Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 with WSUS 3.0

Now many of us are using Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012. In many cases, there are some problems updating these operating systems with WSUS 3.0. The first symptom is, that these systems are reported in WSUS as Windows XP pro, not as Windows 8. It seems that the problem is in WSUS service. To solve the problem you must install WSUS SP2, which is downloadable from http://www.microsoft.com/en-za/download/details.aspx?id=30747 (64bit) or from http://www.microsoft.com/en-za/download/details.aspx?id=30748 (32bit).
After installing this update, you will be able to update the Windows 8 and Server 2012 operating systems.

Remote Desktop App Hakkında yazılmış güzel bir yazı….

Herkese selamlar. Windows Server 2012 bugün offical olarak release oldu. Şimdiden hayırlı olsun. Windows 8 ile birlikte yeni bir arayüz kullanmaya başladık Metro UI. Her ne kadar ismi yakın zamanda değişmiş olsada ben böyle demeye devam edeceğim 🙂 Metro UI ile birlikte RDP de bir takım değişikliklere uğradı. Microsoft RDV team sağolsun bu uyguluma hakkında güzel bir yazı yazmış. Aşağıda yazının hangi konuları kapsadığını ve linkini paylaştım. Okumanızı tavsiye ederim.

Questions answered in the blog post:

  • What do you get with the Remote Desktop app?
  • How do you get the Remote Desktop app?
  • What is the launch experience?
  • How do you connect to a new PC?
  • How do you interact with the remote PC?

Yazıya buradan ulaşabilirsiniz.

 

Windows 8’de Activation Key nasıl değiştirilir.

Windows 8’i  yükledikten sonra Activation Keyi değiştiryemiyorsanız eğer aşağıdaki şekilde yapabilirsiniz iyi çalışmalar…

  1. Click on the Start Button and type in command prompt so that it shows up on your start menu search list. Right click on the Command Prompt shortcut and select Run As Administrator.
  2. At the administrator command prompt, type in “slmgr.vbs -ipk <insert your product key here>”