Systems Engineering and RDBMS

Incomplete Updates and Registry Checks

Posted by decipherinfosys on October 15, 2007

Yesterday, while having a casual conversation with a colleague, he made a comment that why is it that whenever installing something on Windows, it requires a reboot where as it is so nice on Unix and a reboot is needed only if it is needed. Secondly, how can an end user find out whether a reboot is indeed needed and how does the automatic security updates check make a determination that a reboot is required. The second question was an interesting one – there had to be something in the registry that indicates that but where was the question. I looked up technet and found the “security state assessment check” information. You can read more on the registry entry and corresponding information at this technet article:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb418921.aspx

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