Controlling reboot timeout and reboot message when using Install Software Updates in a Task Sequence

When using for instance a Install Software Updates step in a task sequence for instance if you use a Task sequence to first uninstall Office 2003 and then install Office 2007 then you want to install the latest patches during this task Sequence to make sure all security updates are installed.

If the Install Software Updates task needs to reboot the computer the default values for reboot delay and reboot message will be used. As this is no restart computer task the following Task Sequence Variable needs to be defined in the Task Sequence to be able to control the message displayed and the timeout which will be used:

SMSTSRebootTimeout, timeout used for controlling for how long the message should appear for the user
SMSTSRebootMessage, message to be desplayed to the user 

Task Sequence Editor example
Task Sequence Editor example

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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