Idea ID: 2781016

Mechanism to avoid reboots during user sessions.

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Currently the method for rebooting a device following patch installation has the potential to disrupt a users session with the chance of data loss. For instance a user may leave their workstation for an extended period during which a patch is installed that requires a reboot, the system will prompt them that this will occur in, say, 10 minutes whilst they are still away. The machine reboots as designed and the user has lost their very important work. OH NO!

This could be resolved if there were an option in the Patch Policy Reboot Behaviour section to reboot the workstation when no user is logged in or upon user logout if there is a user session in progress at the time of patching.

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  • I've noticed this with competitors' projects and lost data (virtual machines) because they would do exactly this. The amount of frustration I feel when this happens is hard to describe, and I at least understand the need and risks associated with not patching, where many end users do not.
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  • I've noticed this with competitors' projects and lost data (virtual machines) because they would do exactly this. The amount of frustration I feel when this happens is hard to describe, and I at least understand the need and risks associated with not patching, where many end users do not.
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