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Software Updates Reboot Ballon

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Hello,

 

How can I get the Software Center "Reboot pending" balloon to popup in the task bar multiple times? I want to harass our users with the "Reboot pending" notification until they reboot the computer. I don't see a location to set how often the user is notified that a reboot is pending. Any help would be great!

 

 

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It's in the client settings.

 

Look under the "Computer Restart" tab. I guess you could simply just make it pop-up and set the timer for like 8 hours or something ridiculous like that so that they can't make it go away unless they restart. That box would be the lower of the 2, the top one is for the temporary pop-up and the bottom for the permanent pop-up.

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Thanks for the reply. I like the idea and was thinking the same thing however I don't want to "force" a reboot in-case our users still have items open. (Over half our users never log off at night). When updates finish installing you get the little balloon in the bottom right corner that comes up and says "Restart required, Recently installed software requires your computer to restart to complete the installation" I was hopping someone knew a way to make this balloon come up like every hour or half hour!

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You can slightly configure the restart notifications via the client settings (Computer Restart section). Personally I think the real solution would be to educate the users with the importance of restarting and/or shutting down their devices.

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Yeah I was testing the restart notifications but it seems like if you set it to auto reboot 24 hours later the user only see the notification once? Do I have something set wrong? I need my users to see multiple times that they need to reboot!

 

Thanks for the reply.

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Why not just set a maintenance window time and that way they will all automatically reboot in the maintenance window and you don't have to deal with users at all.

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Thanks for the reply.

 

We have users that work around the clock and some that don't log off at night. My boss does not want us to force a reboot in-case someone is working or has left work open over night. It seems odd to me that SCCM has no way to remind the user that they need to reboot.

 

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It has the initial pop-up and then the option to just leave it up. It doesn't really seem logical to have it keep popping up over and over and over again.

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