Easiest way to prompt for reboot after a managed install
We have a silent SMA managed install for Carbonite but it requires a reboot after installation to initiate activation. What is the simplest way to prompt the user for a reboot similar to how it works with KACE patching?
you can use the messages to warn in the MI.
To cause a reboot you would need to create a reboot script and use the "task chains" under distribution to tie them together.
You can create a message window and launch a batch file as your script.
If the application can install silently it most likely has a reboot command switch. For instance, MSI files have the /forcerestart switch. When the app is going to require a restart I like to choose the Execute option "With users logged off". You can track who has not gotten the application installed by looking the bottom of the application MI page for the list of computers it should be deployed to.
If the app does not have a force restart switch, one of the tricks I have used was to create a batch file with the setup command in it along with a shutdown /r command to force the reboot:
shutdown.exe /r /t 60
I also set this to execute when no one is logged in.