So… I popped onto a server the other day to check something and I see this in the corner. Your computer is about to restart. xx:xx:xx remaining before your computer restarts automatically. Your computer must restart to complete the installation of applications and software updates.
Not good! It’s the middle of the day, on pretty much the busiest month of the year so I need to find a way to stop this. Dug around and couldn’t find any clean documented way of suppressing the reboot so had to get dirty.
I fired up Process Explorer with the long shot of finding the process that was counting down and automating the restart. Luckily I see SCNotification under CcmExec and kill it, the countdown and tray icon disappear and I go and make myself a coffee. Good job Tom…
As it happens the process just respawned and the countdown continued. In the end I had to kill the SCnotifications process and pause CcmExec, which worked.
CcmExec is now paused, so you will want to schedule a reboot. Expect to see a few of these in the event log until you do: