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?
- You can ignore (do nothing) and allow the system to reboot automatically. This will happen in 15 minutes.
- You can click Reboot Now and the device will reboot immediately. When your device restarts, the patch will complete installation.
- 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.