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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. 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:
PDQ Inventory - Scan Profiles
Advanced Collection and Report Filtering in PDQ Inventory
Advanced Collections and Report Filters - Part II

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