Desktops and Laptops - Windows - Restart Prompt from "Your IT department"

From time to time, IT will push new software or updates to existing software. When it's ready to install, you will see a notification. See details below for what to do.



When software is ready to install or update remotely, you will see a notification in the lower-right corner

Image of notification stating "Software changes are required. Your IT department requires changes to the software on your computer. Click here for options."

1. Click the notification

2. In the Software Center window, you will have the option to restart "Right now (recommended)" or to restart "Outside my business hours" which means after 5pm.

3. (Optional) You can click "Configure my business hours" to extend the window to later in the evening to avoid disrupting last-minute work.

4. Once you have made your selection, click "OK"

Image of Software Center interface


Your computer will restart at the designated time.

Thank you for helping us keep your computers safe and up to date!




Keywords:restart, software, update, install, Windows, sccm, mecm, "software center", notification   Doc ID:100246
Owner:Joshua H.Group:University of Illinois - ACES
Created:2020-04-08 10:11 CDTUpdated:2020-05-14 13:24 CDT
Sites:University of Illinois - ACES
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