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70-687 Configuring Windows 8.1 – sample exam – Q72

A desktop computer that runs Windows 8.1 downloads updates but does not install them. The computer is connected to the corporate network by using a wired network connection.
You need to ensure that the computer automatically installs updates.
What should you do?

A. Set the wired network connection to non-metered.
B. Configure the Automatic Maintenance setting.
C. Enable the Reschedule Automatic Updates scheduled installations Group Policy setting.
D. Set the wired network connection to metered.

Correct Answer: B

Explanation: Automatic Maintenance

Windows depends on execution of inbox and third party maintenance activity for much of its value-add, in- cluding Windows Update, and automatic disk defragmentation, as well as antivirus updates and scans.

The goal of Automatic Maintenance is to combine all background maintenance activity in Windows and help third-party developers add their maintenance activity to Windows without negatively impacting perfor- mance and energy efficiency. Additionally, Automatic Maintenance enables users as well as enterprises to be in control of maintenance activity scheduling and configuration. Windows 8: Updates and Maintenance

Automatic Maintenance
One of the most important maintenance-related improvements in Windows 8 is Automatic Maintenance. This is a new system maintenance service that can be used by Windows components and apps to sched- ule maintenance activities on the PC in one scheduled window per day.

Automatic Maintenance is shown in Action Center in the Maintenance section.

The Maintenance Settings interface is shown below.


Further Information: Configure Automatic Updates by Using Group Policy

Reschedule Automatic Update Scheduled Installations
This policy specifies the amount of time for Automatic Updates to wait, following system startup, before proceeding with a scheduled installation that was missed previously. If the status is set to Enabled, a scheduled installation that did not take place earlier will occur the speci- fied number of minutes after the computer is next started.
If the status is set to Disabled, a missed scheduled installation will occur with the next scheduled installa- tion.
If the status is set to Not Configured, a missed scheduled installation will occur one minute after the com- puter is next started.
This policy applies only when Automatic Updates is configured to perform scheduled installations of up- dates. If the Configure Automatic Updates policy is disabled, this policy has no effect.

To reschedule Automatic Update scheduled installation
In Group Policy Object Editor, expand Computer Configuration, expand Administrative Templates, ex- pand Windows Components, and then click Windows Update.
In the details pane, click Reschedule Automatic Update scheduled installations, click Enable, and type a value in minutes.
Click OK.

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