Feature Definitions and Glossary
OS MANAGEMENT
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End-User Experience: Defer Updates and Reboots

Defer Updates

Users can choose to defer a maintenance period if the administrator allows this in the policy.
To allow a user to defer the maintenance period:
Select a Policy to Edit
1. Select the Control Grid tab on the top menu bar.
2. Navigate to the Policies tab.
3. Select a Policy from the Policies Grid (Custom in this example).
4. Click EDIT POLICY.
5. Scroll down to locate the Allow Snooze option and check the box.
Allow Snooze enabled
If you do not see a snooze option, it will be because only Semi-Automatic and Scheduled Update Modes offer the option to snooze maintenance mode.
6. Click SAVE.
Now that this option is checked, the user will see a pop-up notification with a 4 minute countdown timer informing them that the computer will go into maintenance mode.
If a user is at the computer, they can choose to proceed with the maintenance mode or defer the task by an hour, 4 hours, 8 hours, or 12 hours.

Defer Reboots

Once computers are done installing Windows Updates, they may require a reboot. An administrator can allow users to defer this reboot by up to 5 times in the policy.
To allow users to defer the reboot:
Select a Policy to Edit
1. Select the Control Grid tab on the top menu bar.
2. Navigate to the Policies tab.
3. Select a Policy from the Policies Grid (Custom in this example).
4. Click EDIT POLICY.
5. Navigate to the Windows Update section in the policy.
Windows Update Reboot Deferral
6. Check the box Allow user to defer reboot (if required) up to X times.
7. Enter the number of times to allow the reboot deferral (up to 5).
8. Click SAVE.
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