Software Management Solution provides the Results-based actions settings that let you define the actions that occur during or after a Managed Software Delivery policy runs on the client computer.
For more information, see the help topic Results-based actions settings in Software Management Solution.
These settings include the option Allow user to defer action that lets you choose not to force the automated restart while the user is logged into the computer. If a Managed Software Delivery policy installs several software resources and the user defers a computer restart that is required to complete the installation of a software resource, this deferral postpones the installation of the other software resources in the queue.
However, prior to Software Management Solution 8.1 RU2, such a computer restart deferral also causes the following behavior:
Software Management Solution 8.1 RU2 introduces the functionality to resume Software Management Framework activities and allow other software delivery policies and tasks to execute on a computer pending a restart or a logoff that a Managed Software Delivery policy requires. This functionality is not available out of the box. You can enable it manually on the required client computer by creating the following non-default registry key value:
"DWORD: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Altiris\Altiris Agent\SMFAgent\Delivery\Options\DisregardPostRunAction" = 1
When the value DisregardPostRunAction is absent or equals zero, the functionality is disabled.
Before you use this functionality, consider the following: