Windows Feature Updates (e.g. 1709, 1803, 1809, 1903) ignore the After Deployment option to 'do not turn off' and restarts the server anyway.
Due to the nature of these 'major' updates, Windows will automatically reboot after the deployment has been extracted and installed. This setting is hardcoded and cannot disabled.
Note: There is a message in the Deployment window indicating “A manual reboot is not necessary. The machine will be rebooted after the OS Upgrade has been extracted and complete.”
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The following is a description of the workflow associated with deploying a Windows Feature Update
- The system is found to require a Windows Feature Update after a scan.
- Admin initiates deployment from the LG console.
- Remediation settings include After Deployment options (allowing for selection of different actions depending on needs).
- Due to the process in which Feature Updates are deployed via .esd files, the system indicates that the remediation job is complete when the script to initiate the install is run. This can cause confusion when performing the remediation as the job looks completed in just a few moments when the script initiated the install process which was successful, but the install is still taking place. As such, the message is provided to not manually reboot the system, as doing so will cancel the in-progress installation.
- The machine will reboot upon completion of the extraction and installation of the .esd file.
- After reboot, the Feature Update is installed.