What does the Patch Management 7.X check for Reboot is needed, and does this apply to manually installed updates?

Article:TECH127365  |  Created: 2010-04-19  |  Updated: 2013-02-25  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH127365
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What does the Patch Management 7.X check to see if a reboot is needed?


Patch Management 7.X


The check for this is found on the Client at HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Altiris\Altiris Agent\Patch Management - 'RebootRequired' with a value of (1).





  • If the value is (0) then no reboot is required.

  • This registry key will not be populated for manually installed updates. The reg key is only created when the Patch Management Solution installs an update that requires a reboot.

  • Note: This registry key is not displayed until an update requiring a reboot is applied. Then the registry key is created. The Reboot Schedule will reboot the machine with a command for Windows to reboot on the scheduled time.

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