So, I find the relevance “pending restart” is good for some instances and for others it can be annoying to the end user. Bigfix is constantly reporting that a machine needs to be restarted when the only items installed are a new browser or a browser plugin.
I would prefer to use an if statement that verify if windows really needs to be restarted, and then run the command to restart the computer or some other script.
At this time, we use an if statement that runs script giving the end user some choices including what time of the day to restart the computer. But, with the Bigfix relevance “pending restart”, the users are being alerted that the computer needs to reboot, and again it is annoying.
Do you have some better suggestion(s) to use an If statement that checks if is mandatory to reboot?