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Deployment of VSE8.8 Patch 7 - Reboot required?


According to the release notes for VSE8.8 Patch 7, there is a recommendation for the client system to be rebooted after the patch has been deployed.

For servers we have to do this in a controlled manner as we can't risk 130+ servers spontaneously rebooting.

For example, we may deploy the patch via ePO today with a view to rebooting the server estate during the next Windows patch cycle which could be in a few weeks time.

What is the implication of not immediately rebooting a client system once Patch 7 has been deployed?  Will the patch be effective?  Will VSE continue to function as normal?