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Patch Management - How do I restart a Windows node after the policy has completed

Created: 04 Nov 2010 | 3 comments

Hi All,

I've Staged, Created the Patch Policy, and assigned it to several Targets and not to override the Maintenance Window.

After the patches have been applied I want the node to reboot. I'm not sure how I would schedule a job or task to do this after the policy or policies have been applied. 

Adrian

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Robert Steinle's picture

1. Go to - Settings->Agents/Plug-ins->Software->Patch Management->Windows->Default Software Update Plug-in Policy

And set there Reboot options you would like to use: "On schedule" or "At the end of software update cycle".

2. Refresh configuration on the client/clients.

All the future updates which require reboot (after successful installation) will trigger the reboot of the client according to the settings you've selected.

Regards,

Robert

Regards,

Robert Steinle

Symantec Corporation

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Adrian_Ayala's picture

Hi Robert,

Thanks a lot for the response and the walk-thru.

I already have my settings set for 'At end of...', but I have experienced nodes rebooting the following week (thankfully only my Dev/Test/QA environments) when their maintenance window opened.

Robert Steinle's picture

1. "Override Maintenance Windows" unchecked  in the SWU policies

2. Reboot at the end of the update cycle enabled

3. "Maintenance Window" turned on and configured

Then:

1. Updates will be installed on the clients when MW is opened (active) there

2. Reboot should be performed at the end of the update cycle

If you're observing different behavior then we'll need more information: configuration(more details)/logs/etc.

Regards,

Robert

Regards,

Robert Steinle

Symantec Corporation

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