The “correct” Reboot Action will vary based on your users and business requirements
Reboot Immediately after Update: Machine is rebooted without warning
Reboot every day at 12:00am after install: will reboot on the selected day and time without warning, but will only occur if a patch installation cycle has run
Warn the user: A notification is displayed on endpoint indicating a reboot will occur in the defined number of minutes. The user cannot dismiss this reboot.
Skip reboot if user logged in: If the VSA detects a user is logged into the endpoint, the endpoint will not be rebooted. Patches will remain in pending until the endpoint is rebooted and a post-reboot scan runs.
If user is logged in, ask every x minutes: If no user is logged in, the endpoint will be rebooted immediately. If a user is logged in, a reboot nag will appear on the screen at the defined interval. The user can opt to “Continue Working” or “Reboot Now”. The nag will continue until a reboot and rescan occur.
If user is logged in, ask; Reboot if no response: A reboot will occur if no user is logged in. If a user is logged in, a notification will appear. If the user does not respond within the defined number of minutes, the reboot will occur without further warning.
If user is logged in, ask; Do Nothing: Same action as above, but no reboot will occur if the user does not respond to the notification. Patches will remain in Pending until a reboot and rescan occurs.
Do Not Reboot: The endpoint will not be rebooted. A preliminary rescan will run. If all patches previously scheduled for install are no longer listed as Missing by the preliminary WUA rescan, the pending flag will be cleared and the "Reboot Now" button will not present on the Patch Status page. If any of the scheduled patches are still found to be missing, patches will remain in pending until a reboot occurs and a "Reboot Now" button will present on the Patch Status page. You can optionally generate an email to notify an admin that the machine requires a reboot. Note that the email will send regardless of whether the rescan is able to clear the pending flag.
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