The following topics are described here:

  • What is a reboot notification?
  • What does a reboot notification look like? 
  • What does a reboot notification indicate?
  • What are my options?

What is a reboot notification?

When a Windows or macOS device update requires a reboot, the user receives a notification about the upcoming reboot. A reboot shuts down the device and restarts it. This notification message will only appear when Automatic Reboot is On in the policy.

What does a reboot notification look like?

For macOS users, a notification will look similar to this.

For Windows users, a notification will look similar to this:

What does a reboot notification indicate?

  • The reboot notification message includes the exact time the reboot will take place.
  • The notification appears 15 minutes before the planned reboot.
  • There is no option to configure the reboot notification message or defer when the reboot will happen. 
  • If you are on a Manage plan, you can still add notification deferrals to patch schedules, which allows users to defer patches that might require a reboot until a time when they have a break in their work schedule.

What are my options?

  1. You can ignore (do nothing) and allow the system to reboot automatically. This will happen in 15 minutes.
  2. You can click Reboot Now and the device will reboot immediately. When your device restarts, the patch will complete installation.
  3. You can dismiss the notification, depending on your OS, as follows:
    • For macOS, click anywhere on the notification except the Reboot Now button.
    • For Windows, click Close.

     This acts the same as when you ignore the notification and the device  automatically reboots in 15 minutes.

NOTE: Windows 7 devices will not receive a reboot notification. 

Related Topics:
Allowing Automox Notifications in macOS Catalina
Custom End-User Notifications

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