How Updates Deployed Via SUS Behave for Users

It’s also important to understand how the Automatic Updates client behaves for the logged in user when SUS is used to deploy updates.

Users with Local Admin Privileges:

  • AU client activity is transparent to all those users with local admin privilege.
  • They will see notification balloons.
  • They will be prompted according the configured AU option, if applicable
  • Most importantly, they can delay or postpone the reboot.

Normal Users or Users without Local Admin Privileges:

  • For normal users, all AU Client activity is hidden.
  • They won’t see notification balloons.
  • They will not be prompted of any of the AU OPTIONS, so options 2 & 3 as noted in the previous article will not.
  • They cannot postpone any required reboots, as the NO options will be grayed out.