Hi Team,

Is there anyway of getting KACE to reboot a machine once an managed installation is completed?
Unfortunately the installation is pushing an "EXE" file that has no reboot flags available.

This reboot is required to be done before we push any extra software so it is a definite priority. We'd prefer to keep it as automated as possible without having to adjust the setup file itself.


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If you need a reboot after the installation has completed and no reboot flags are available, I would consider pushing the software out using a script instead of distribution. Via scripting you can add a reboot to the push after the install.

Answered 07/01/2013 by: erik.ragan
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  • Hi Erik,

    Cheers. I will check out scripting instead - we were just hoping to have things in one section rather than all over the place for ease of builds as we are a big business with a 1 person support team.
  • A script is the best way to go.

    One option in a managed install would be to use a batch script in your MI. To do this, you would zip up your software package with the batch file and upload it to your software inventory item.

    Basically, you run the batch file in the MI, the MI calls the install, then use something like "shutdown.exe -r -t xx" to reboot the computer.

    It's kind of hit or miss in my experience depending on the installer the software developer used. Sometimes, you may have to put a timeout in the batch file.

    shutdown: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb491003.aspx
    timeout: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc754891%28v=ws.10%29.aspx
    • Cheers jknox. I will give this a test.
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  • Thanks for your replies all I take them into account. Problem seems to be with my software not deploying correctly silently but it works perfectly fine when installing manually.
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