How do you install Windows Updates?

This has been a bit of a pain point for us. Our System Admins automatically push updates to our SolarWinds servers once a month and it inevitably causes issues with NPM's job engine/polling completion, page load times, etc. until we reboot each server to complete the install. Just wondering how everyone else handles Windows Updates.

Poll Results
  • Automatic push via patching server - Once a month (57%)
    106/186
  • Automatic push via patching server - Once every 3+ months (8%)
    14/186
  • Manual install - Once a month (17%)
    31/186
  • Manual install - Once every 3+ months (6%)
    11/186
  • Updates don't get installed unless I need them (5%)
    9/186
  • I let Windows install updates automatically when they're available (6%)
    11/186
  • Other - please leave a comment (2%)
    4/186

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