During a level platforms monthly maintenance window, there was a server that decided it wanted to do updates the following week and not the night of the scheduled maintenance.  It appears for some reason it didn’t receive the update policy until after the scheduled time so it set the schedule to the following week.  If you have this problem, the follow procedure worked for me:

  1. Log into the SC.
  2. Go to Patch Management – Settings
  3. Click on Windows Update Agent Policies, and select the appropriate server group.
  4. On the Policy tab, change the Automatic Update option to “Auto download and notify for install”
  5. Log into the server that you are having problems with and run the following command in command prompt:
    • wuauclt.exe /detectnow
    • Windows Server 2008 makes it a little more friendly.  You can just open up the Windows Server Update Service console and click on the “Check for updates” link.