Configuring Windows client updates to run when client computers are idle

To ease Windows client computer performance issues, you can configure content downloads to run when client computers are idle. This setting is on by default. Several criteria, such as user, CPU, and disc actions, are used to determine when the computer is idle.
If
Idle Detection
is enabled, once an update is due, the following conditions can delay the session:
  • The user is not idle.
  • The computer is on battery power.
  • The CPU is busy.
  • The disk I/O is busy.
  • No network connection is present.
After one hour, the blocking set is reduced to CPU busy, Disk I/O busy, or no network connection exists. Once the scheduled update is overdue for two hours, as long as a network connection exists, the scheduled LiveUpdate runs regardless of idle status.
  1. To configure Windows client updates to run when client computers are idle
  2. Click
    Policies
    .
  3. Under
    Policies
    , click
    LiveUpdate
    .
  4. On the
    LiveUpdate Settings
    tab, right-click the policy that you want to edit, and then click
    Edit
    .
  5. Under
    Windows Settings
    , click
    Schedule
    .
  6. Check
    Delay scheduled LiveUpdate until the computer is idle. Overdue sessions will run unconditionally
    .
  7. Click
    OK
    .