What does Restart Required mean to a SEP11 client? Does it affect performance?
My company is currently using SAV 10.x and will be moving to SEP 11 MR5 over the next few months. We've been testing the installation of the SEP 11 client and found that when moving from an existing SAV 10.x client to the newer SEP 11 client the PC reports "Yes" in the "Restart Required" field within the console. Once the PC is rebooted the flag appears to be removed. I should note that we are only using the AntiVirus/AntiSpyware component at this time and do not have the NAC, Intrusion Protection or any other component enabled.
Our problem is that our shop is 24/7 and we may not be able to reboot a PC for a week or two. During this time is the client hobbled in any way? The test PCs appear to be working fine without a reboot - they accept definition and policy updates and receive commands issued from the console.