Monday, February 13, 2017

Software Updates that require multiple reboots

Ever have the problem of a software update installing only to find out that you need the next one and the next one.  By the time you are finished it has required several restarts. This can cause a problem for your users if they are restarting every day or left for the day and another patch restart occurred.

Now available in 1610, you can force the client to rescan and update if necessary.  This is not enabled by default when you upgrade.  You will need to revisit your Software Updates / Servicing Updates deployments and enable this.  Also, you will need to update your ADR so that all future updates will also have this feature installed. 

This is especially critical when a machine needs several office or .Net patches that require restarts before the next update can install.