How can we find clients where a reboot is pending for Internet Explorer 11 installation to complete?  With Windows Updates, there is a registry key showing pending reboot due to the update...  is there some registry key or something we can look for to determine that IE11 was installed and a reboot is required on the machine?

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  • A custom inventory rule can be created to identify machines that have IE 11.

    RegistryValueGreaterThan(HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer, svcVersion, 11) AND RegistryValueLessThan(HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer, svcVersion, 12)

    I don't know how to ID machines that would need a reboot.
    • Hi, actually, I have figured a way by checking the list of installed patches, and looking for KB2841134. The registry key does not get updated until the computer is rebooted and IE11 completes the installation after the reboot. I created another CIR that would run a wmic qfe list brief | findstr /i KB2841134 command to look for this KB package. Then I just create a smart label that looked for machines that had the package installed, but the registry key is not IE11 yet. :)
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I found two other possibilities, they are generic so you could use them for any other pending reboot queries..

Here (Powershell) and here (registry key query)...

Answered 05/25/2016 by: Pressanykey
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  • Thanks.. I will look into these.
    • do you have the powershell or regquery to determine the servers pending reboot from the IE11 install with no boot
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