Patches try to install more times than configured in the Default Software Update Agent policy.
Symantec Management Agent Log: "Resetting failed application count for Windows6.1-KB3161102-x64.msu - A reboot has been detected","SoftwareUpdateAgent","PatchMgmtAgents.dll","4112","Informational"
ITMS 7.6 HF7
Resetting the failed installation attempts after a reboot is working as per current design.
This design was created to install updates that failed due to locked files and would apply normally after a reboot.