Need to warn users of impending PC restart and then do it
Posted on 2010-01-06
Hi All. I am using SMS 2003 to push out Symantec Endpoint Protection. I can install this remotely, silently on the users system. BUT, it requires a full reboot for two of the SEP options to work. What I would like to do is have a program (something I can put in SMS hopefully) sent to each system individually that will start a countdown on the users screen showing a time when their system will restart @ XX time. A ticker reminiscent of the Windows update countdown. It would be great if there is a 'Restart Now' button so people can restart before the deadline. Of course we can set an SMS action after program runs to restart the system. But this is not practical for how we need to do our roll-out.