Just searching through the newsgroup and found this topic.
I am experiencing the same behaviour, i.e. using policy settings as per
below for pilot/test 2003 Member Servers
Allow Automatic Updates immediate installation Enabled
Allow non-administrators to receive update notifications Enabled
Automatic Updates detection frequency Enabled
Check for updates at the following
interval (hours): 10
Configure Automatic Updates Enabled
Configure automatic updating: 3 - Auto download and notify for install
The following settings are only required
and applicable if 4 is selected.
Scheduled install day: 0 - Every day
Scheduled install time: 10:00
Delay Restart for scheduled installations Disabled
Do not adjust default option to 'Install Updates and Shut Down' in Shut
Down Windows dialog box Enabled
Do not display 'Install Updates and Shut Down' option in Shut Down
Windows dialog box Enabled
Enable client-side targeting Enabled
Target group name for this computer PILOT-Servers-2003
No auto-restart for scheduled Automatic Updates installations Disabled
Re-prompt for restart with scheduled installations Disabled
Reschedule Automatic Updates scheduled installations Disabled
Specify intranet Microsoft update service location Enabled
Set the intranet update service for detecting updates:
Set the intranet statistics server: http://our.wsus.server
I check the Windowsupdate.log, it says that the download has occurred.
If I log on to the console (not via terminal services) as my Domain
Admin account I do not get any prompt from the AU client that updates
are ready to be installed. The policy settings are definately being
applied. If I logoff the console as Domain Admin, then log back on with
the local administrator, the AU tray icon appears in a few seconds and
the "updates are ready to be installed" prompt appears.
I have an identically configured GPO for pilot/test 2000 Servers and I
see the same behaviour there too.
As an aside, on the 2003 server I initially did NOT have the two
'Install Updates and Shut Down' policy settings configured. So I was
logged on to the console as my Domain Admin a/c and when I logged off
it came up with the 'Install Updates and Shut Down' option - so, in
that case, it WAS detecting that updates were ready to install, but
only on the shutdown screen, not via the AU tray icon.
Using the local administrator account isn't a big deal for us, but I
guess that we would have the same problem as the OP if doing this on a