Deployment Template Name Properties: Restart Settings Tab

Applies To: System Center Configuration Manager 2007, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP1, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2

Use the Restart Settings tab in the Configuration Manager 2007 deployment name properties dialog box to configure system restart behavior when a software update installs on a client and requires a restart to complete, and when maintenance windows are configured.

Important

Suppressing system restarts can be useful in server environments or in cases in which you do not want the computers that are installing the software updates to restart by default. However, forcing a system restart after software update installation ensures that updates fully complete, whereas suppressing post-installation restart requests can leave systems in an insecure state.

The Restart Settings tab contains the following elements:

  • Servers
    Specifies whether to suppress a system restart on servers, requested by a software update installation when a restart is required for the installation to complete. By default, this setting is not enabled, and servers will restart if required by the software update installation.
  • Workstations
    Specifies whether to suppress a system restart on workstations, requested by a software update installation when a restart is required for the installation to complete. By default, this setting is not enabled, and workstations will restart if required by the software update installation.
  • Allow system restart outside of maintenance windows
    Specifies whether to allow system restarts for both workstations and servers outside of configured maintenance windows. By default, this setting is not enabled, and when a system restart is required for a software update installation to complete, it is only initiated when the there is more than 10 minutes left in the configured maintenance window.
  • OK
    Saves the changes and exits the dialog box.
  • Cancel
    Exits the dialog box without saving any changes.
  • Apply
    Saves the changes and remains in the dialog box.
  • Help
    Opens the help topic for this tab of the dialog box.

See Also

Concepts

About Deployment Templates in Software Updates
About Software Update Deployments
About the Deployment Template Wizard
Planning for a Software Update Deployment

Other Resources

Deployment Template Name Properties
How to Manage Software Update Deployments

For additional information, see Configuration Manager 2007 Information and Support.
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