Restoring running apps on restart

(imported topic written by comjb)

We have a dilemma.

We need the ability similar to what WSUS does to restore open/running applications upon user logon after a post-patch initiated automatic restart. You can simulate this behavior by using the Windows built-in “shutdown.exe /g /t 00” command, however this command doesn’t seem to work when pushing it as an action using waithidden (we want to suppress the shutdown.exe’s restart notification bubble). The BigFix built-in automatic restart doesn’t seem to have this capability either (which would be very nice).

Has anyone successfully been able to do this using BigFix?

(imported comment written by jgstew)

If exists current user, then add all currently running apps to the current user’s RunOnce key in the registry.

(imported comment written by comjb)

I have not tried this yet but plan too. Out of curiosity, do you use this method currently in your environment and does it work pretty well?


(imported comment written by jgstew)

I don’t do this currently at all. Just a possibility I thought of.