I am finding that after applying the October 2020 Critical patches to Win2016 (1607) that Bigfix client 9.5.15 isn’t always detecting pending reboot.
I have been using “Pending Restart” as relevance for checking reboot and issuing reboots as part of a baseline flow for the past few years.
I have found several systems now not reporting ‘pending reboot’ but the servers otherwise are pending CBServing reboots.
The client registry has:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Component Based Servicing\RebootPending]
And when the system is rebooted, it goes into a nice slow windows is shutting down - please wait and then on startup it is counting percentage of updates complete, etc.
When i run in qna the query for the registry:
Q: exists key “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Component Based Servicing\RebootPending” of registry
ok so this appears to self clear the pending reboot, given time.
It just took over 45 mins after patching was reported to be complete before it actually cleared the pending reboot registry completely. A reboot after the registry cleared was quick and did not appear to be pending anything.
Can i say I really dislike Win2016 updates.