PDQ Inventory Shows Reboot Required

Purpose

In the Main Computer window, PDQ Inventory shows that a reboot is required on a machine or set of machines. Clicking the "Yes" link will give you more information about exactly what keys are flagging this reboot. This article explains how PDQ Inventory retrieves this information.

Resolution

PDQ Inventory scans the registry of the target machines from a few different places to determine the reboot requirement:

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate\Auto Update\RebootRequired
HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\PendingFileRenameOperations
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Updates\UpdateExeVolatile\Flags
[looking for a value of 1, 2 or 3]

If a reboot of a target system followed by a Standard Scan (or any scan profile containing Computer Info) doesn't remove the machine from the collection, check the above registry entries for the corresponding value indicating that a reboot is (still) required.

See Also

Scan Profiles in PDQ Inventory

Collections and Reports in PDQ Inventory

Advanced Collections and Filtering in PDQ Inventory

PDQ Live! : Advanced Filtering for Reports and Collections

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