Configuration Manager Device restart

RASH MAAR 421 Reputation points
2021-05-19T12:49:59.147+00:00

Hi,

When a device requires a restart after software update installation, if there is no user logged into Windows then the station restarts immediately and does not wait for the deadline. Is it changeable?
Where can I learn more about Configmgr device restart behavior when no user is logged in to Windows?

Thanks

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  1. Jason Sandys 31,116 Reputation points Microsoft Employee
    2021-05-19T17:09:48.723+00:00

    ConfigMgr never automatically does anything until a deadline has been reached -- that's the entire definition of deadline. Thus, the question here doesn't make sense because if there is no user logged on, then no software updates can or will be installed either until the deadline is reached.

    Once the deadline is reached, the deployment will be enforced. If that deployment requires a restart and no user is logged on, the system will restart immediately. This is not configurable.

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  1. Reza-Ameri 16,901 Reputation points
    2021-05-19T15:33:38.223+00:00

    You may manage it using Group Policy instead, take a look at:
    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/deployment/update/waas-restart