No auto-restart with logged on users for scheduled automatic updates installations
Intune lacks the equivalent of the group policy setting "No auto-restart with logged on users for scheduled automatic updates installations".
There are many mission critical environments where we're only able to force updates 1-day a month during a very specific maintenance window.
With this setting, computers should only install updates after deadlines have passed and updates become mandatory.
I believe this feature request has now made obsolete :
In Win10 RS2, Ms made available the "Update/EngagedRestartSnoozeSchedule" key (see https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/client-management/mdm/policy-csp-update#update-engagedrestartsnoozeschedule), so that nobody will have a forced restart in the middle of his presentation, as the user will have the choice to postpone temporary the reboot.
Aaron Marks commented
Aaron Marks commented
This appears to be a duplicate of this: https://microsoftintune.uservoice.com/forums/291681-ideas/suggestions/9390618-no-auto-restart-with-logged-on-users-for-scheduled
Yes we are talking about software updates that are pushed out to clients, and then those clients need to reboot to apply updates! Terrible
Just to clarify, there's no active prompt - just a passive icon with a warning triangle; what if the icon is hidden? Let's say the user habitually shuts down their machine and then when they're in the middle of a presentation Intune restarts the machine - forcibly - because the update is past deadline. I think an active prompt would be better, I should not have to request users to keep an eye on that icon and then click it when they see it change and to restart and not shutdown - because it's not the same or similar mechanism.
Despite the link below one configurable setting would be ideal without taking lots of factors into account.
I'm having hard time with this auto restart, I can't believe it's not more of an issue! So far I've concluded sifting through updates that don't require a restart and install them and stock pile updates that do. There isn't much control even after setting Yes to "Allow logged on user to control Windows restart after installation of scheduled updates and applications."
Is there any way to allow the user to click restart later when there's a restart required before deadline? I'm having users restart with minimal warning or control and even my test machines experience the same issue. I have Auto Main unchecked, Delay to restart at 30, and allow logged on user to control Windows restart to yes on scheduled and prompt for mandatory.
Whenever there is an update to the Intune management client software it forces the workstation to reboot within 30 minutes and does not stick to the maintenance windows (or at least gives the user more control about when the reboot happens). This is something that IMO an admin cannot control or change.
So with every update of the Intune software (about monthly) I get a lot of angry users at my desk that complain about lost productivity.
Note that this problem does not seem to apply to other Windows or Microsoft updates deployed through Intune, these stick to maintenance windows.
We have discovered that when the InTune service needs an update it does a forcefully reboot if need with no way to stop this. This is production inhibiting as we are a SAAS shop and when it decided to reboot all of our Dev machines its very problematic as well as happening during demos to new clients.
A great update would be a way to stop this or schedule them rather than having to pick a specific day each week to do this as this is not flexible enough.