We’re happy to share that we’ll be releasing a new option that allows you to configure and have more control over system reboots after a patch update. The ability to defer system reboots has been a long-standing request from our existing customers, so we’re excited to be delivering this capability next week.
The new reboot deferral options will be available when you create or edit a policy. This new feature allows system administrators to configure a maximum number of reboot deferrals and the delay intervals for those deferrals. If an update to a current device requires a reboot, the device owner receives a notification that a reboot is required. If reboot deferrals are configured, they have the option to reboot now or defer the reboot for a set amount of time, a set number of times.
You do not need to do anything to prepare for this feature being released. All policies will maintain their current settings. Once the console is updated, you can create new policies or edit existing policies to take advantage of this new reboot deferral capability.
The image below highlights the changes you will see on the Create Policy page, showing reboot notifications and deferral settings both enabled.