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SCCM Application Deployment - /norestart but returns PendingSoftReboot


I have two applications that I am pushing out using SCCM 2012 - .Net Framework 4.5, and Visio 2016

Both of these run a setup.exe with a parameter of "/norestart".

In the first few days of using these they were working correctly, with no reboot being requested.  However something has changed and now whenever I deploy these applications they return a "PendingSoftReboot" and Software Centre notifies the user that a reboot is required.

This is frustrating as often these applications are part of a deployment task, and a reboot stops the remaining tasks from completing.

Nothing in the SCCM environment has changed and I can't figure out whats causing this.  Any ideas?

Attached is a screenshot of the log file when deploying .Net Framework 4.5

Thanks in advance
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User Experience –tab of the Properties of the Deployment Type, by selecting one of values under Should Configuration Manager enforce specific behavior regardless of the application’s intended behavior?. The following options are available (including small explanation):

    Determine behavior based on return codes – (Default) The client will perform any action needed based on the return code of the application.
        Note: In this case a good configuration in the first step is very important.
    No specific action – The client won’t perform any action.
        Note: In this case it is possible to completely suppress a restart.
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Hi, yeah I did see that, but I can't understand why all my application deployments have been fine up until 2 days ago when they are now all prompting for a soft reboot
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