Dear members of the community, i have a question i think it is asimple question for the members of this community.

"I installed Msi after installation it was asking for REBOOT i know how to suppress this action in the properties but,
my question is why it should go for REBOOT and what happens if REBOOT action is not performed what will happen
to the application"

Is REBOOT is mandatory for every application?

i feel happy if anyone will provide me the best answer for this post.
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as of my knowledge only some applications will ask for reboot but not every application.
Answered 04/08/2011 by: speedwsi
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There are a limited set of circumstances which absolutely require a reboot, e.g. kernel-level device driver installation, files in use during an installation, additions to System path or environment. A cursory examination of the package will tell you which applies in your case.

Actually, to be blunt, for you to ask whether every application install requires a reboot betrays such a fundamental lack of knowledge about Windows OSes that I really must countenance against you continuing in your chosen career path without first undergoing some extensive training.
Answered 04/08/2011 by: VBScab
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use this tool WhyReboot-1.0.1.537 it a freeware google it
Answered 04/08/2011 by: rajdera1
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thanks raj
Answered 04/08/2011 by: hp_orc
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OK, this is a conspiracy, right? You're trying to hospitalise me with chronic side-aching?

WhyReboot is a simple registry look-up tool (I *think* there's already a similar thing...FridgeEdit, is it called? It'll come to me...) which queries the PendingFileRenameOperations key. THAT'S ALL IT DOES! If your reboot is caused by anything else, this brain-dead tool won't help.
Answered 04/08/2011 by: VBScab
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Ian - I think you misunderstood the question. "Is REBOOT is mandatory for every application?" would here mean, if every application asks for reboot really requires reboot?

hp_orc - Not every application which asks for restart requires a restart. As Ian said, a close examination of the package is required before we decide.
Answered 04/08/2011 by: murali.bhat
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So what? My comment still stands. If he/she doesn't know how to investigate why a reboot might be requested, he/she should give up now.
Answered 04/08/2011 by: VBScab
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murali.bhat - how we can investigate that which apllication really requires a REBOOT.
Answered 04/08/2011 by: hp_orc
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Open your MSI and see if it has any command-lines under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run" or "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce" registry keys. Generally, the command-lines under these keys will be executed only at the time of machine startup.

Also, check if your MSI has any KERNEL drivers to be installed and started as part of the installation.

Thanks!
Answered 04/11/2011 by: tammalac@deshaw.com
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Neither of the HKLM entries mean that the machine requires a reboot, just that the listed program will run at start-up.

Given the question, do you imagine that the OP would know what a kernel driver is, much less how to recognise one in an MSI?

Lastly, it's probably not a particularly smart idea to use your email address as an alias in a public forum...
Answered 04/11/2011 by: VBScab
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Additionaly:
Most of all changes in HKLM\System require REBOOT. Most common reasons: services and drivers. Sometimes reboot could be avoided by restarting services (spooler service for printer drivers).
Answered 04/11/2011 by: itolutions
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There are plenty of reasons why you should reboot the workstation after you install an application.

1. If you enable the logging in an MSI, you will see an error code "3010". It needs a reboot.

2. If you have included an Active Setup. It needs a reboot or log off.

3. If you open the application without reboot and is throwing an error or is behaving differently. You probably need a reboot.

4. The owner who requested it to be packaged wants a reboot for some reasons we sometimes don´t know then it needs a reboot.

5. Other reasons stated earlier in this thread.
Answered 04/11/2011 by: dj_xest
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