Is a reboot necessary after upgrading the Endpoint Agent?
Last Updated February 04, 2012
After upgrading the Endpoint Agent, do I need to reboot the agent machines for the changes to take effect?
There are three scenarios:
1. A reboot of the agent machine is NOT required for a major update.
2. A reboot MAY be required with an
uninstall of a previous agent and reinstall same version of agent without machine reboot.
3. In case of minor upgrade, for example, 11.1.1 to v11.1.2, we RECOMMEND a reboot because the TDI driver name is the same. If we have fixed a critical issue in latest version of the driver, it may not be updated until a reboot is completed since the TDI driver cannot be stopped and remains in use. As a consequence, an old image of the driver remains in memory and no reboot message is shown.
Imported Document ID: TECH220613
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