Allow Forced Reboot when using Update Management
Just used the Update Management blade in the automation account, and it works very well.
I did run into one issue where the Patch-MicrosoftOMSComputers didn't reboot a machine that had users logged into it. This was inconvenient, since the maintenance window had been previously communicated to the users, and we were authorized to reboot the machine at that time.
Can a checkbox be added to allow a shutdown when users are logged in?
As an aside, I was also surprised to see that the Microsoft-provided Azure Runbook Patch-MicrosoftOMSComputers was calling the command shell command 'shutdown'. I would have at least expected it to invoke the Win32ShutdownTracker method in the Win32_OperatingSystem WMI Class
We now have forced reboot options available as part of the deployment.
Avraham Eisen commented
Correct. If I'm scheduling patching through my business process, then I should have the flexibility of enforcing a restart when using the Update Management solution.