Kent Agerlund posted a new blog post where Coretech developed a really nice shutdown utility for use with ConfigMgr.
Download the updated version here: ShutdownTool-0.6.0.zip. The Shutdown utility is to include a company logo. To display the logo, create a jpg, png or bmp files in the same folder as the utility and name it shutdowntool.jpg/png/bmp.
To suppress or not suppress a computer restart when deploying software and software updates that is the question. No matter what you do, you most likely will not win the “best colleague of the Month” award.
If you do not force a computer restart you might face problems like:
- Non-compliant computers
- Computers being in reboot pending mode which might prevent them from installing new software and software updates
If you do force a restart you might face problems like:
- Very unhappy users
- Scenarios where you restart while the end-user is using the computer for a demo or presentation
- End-users calling Servicedesk and complaining about a virus that’s shutting down their computer
- Restarting computers that are already compliant