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Reboot required collection

Hi all, apologies if this question has been asked before but I couldn't find anything relevant.

I'd like to use the Reboot required collection to audit our endpoints to ensure effective patching. We use Automox to do the heavy lifting and for the most part it works well, however, we do allow users the flexibility to defer any reboots. This does lead to the possibility that some endpoints are not being rebooted enough, so I thought I'd use Inventory to check this.

Unfortunately, the information I'm seeing in the collection is not accurate and is reporting that some users have not rebooted for many weeks, when they shut down every evening.

Is there anything I can do to improve the accuracy of Inventory's reporting?

Thanks

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  • Likely related: https://community.pdq.com/posts/9713-wrong-uptime-value

    When fast startup is enabled, a "shutdown" is not the same as a restart, it's more of a hibernation.

    You can either disable it, or have users "Restart" instead.

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  • Hi Grant, this is very useful. I tested disabling Fast Startup on one machine and that seems to have worked. Regedit below if anyone else needs it.

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Power

    HiberbootEnabled DWORD

    0 = Turn off fast startup 1 = Turn on fast startup

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