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AutoReboot Behavior During Patch Distribution

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The following list describes scenarios you may encounter when performing Windows Updates through Barracuda RMM where a system reboot may not be desirable.

Please be advised that while Barracuda RMM provides configuration for Reboot Options, Barracuda RMM does not have any control of the reboot behavior and as per Microsoft Update, the Do not reboot option will only be used if a user is actively logged into the system.

More information on the automatic update settings can be found in the Plan Automatic Updates Settings from Microsoft.

The possible scenarios based on the Do not reboot option and user login status are:

NoAutoRebootWithLoggedOnUsers enabled


No users logged on

Automatic restart immediately after installation.

Single user with administrative privileges

Restart notification allows a user to initiate the restart or postpone restart. This notification does not have a countdown timer. The user must initiate the system restart.

Single user with restart privileges but no other administrative privileges

Restart notification allows a user to initiate, but not postpone, the restart. This notification does not have a countdown timer. The user must initiate the system restart.

Single non-administrator without restart privilege

Restart notification does not allow the user to initiate or postpone the restart. This notification does not have a countdown timer. The user must wait for an authorized user to initiate the system restart.

Administrator while other users are logged on

Restart notification does not allow the user to initiate the restart, but it allows the user to postpone the restart. This notification does not have a countdown timer. The user must initiate the system restart.

Non-administrator with restart privilege while other users are logged on

Restart notification does not allow the user to initiate or postpone the restart. This notification does not have a countdown timer. The user must initiate the system restart.

Non-administrator without restart privilege while other users are logged on

Restart notification does not allow the user to initiate or postpone the restart. This notification does not have a countdown timer. The user must wait for an authorized user to initiate the system restart.

NoAutoRebootWithLoggedOnUsers disabled or not configured


No users logged on

Automatic restart immediately after installation.

Single user with administrative privileges

Restart notification allows a user to initiate the restart or postpone restart. This notification has a five-minute countdown timer. When the timer expires, the automatic restart begins.

Single user with restart privileges but no other administrative privileges

Restart notification allows a user to initiate, but not postpone, the restart. This notification has a five-minute countdown timer. When the timer expires, the automatic restart begins.

Single non-administrator without restart privilege

Restart notification does not allow the user to initiate or postpone the restart. This notification has a five-minute countdown timer. When the timer expires, the automatic restart begins.

Administrator while other users are logged on

Restart notification allows the user to initiate or postpone the restart. This notification has a five-minute countdown timer. When the timer expires, the automatic restart begins.

Non-administrator with restart privilege while other users are logged on

Restart notification does not allow the user to initiate or postpone the restart. This notification has a five-minute countdown timer. When the timer expires, the automatic restart begins.

Non-administrator without restart privilege while other users are logged on

Restart notification allows a user to initiate the restart or postpone restart. This notification has a five-minute countdown timer. When the timer expires, the automatic restart begins.

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