How to detect if a reboot is needed after installing a patch

If you use ITMU (SMS 2003 Inventory Tool for Microsoft Updates) or MBSA 2.0 to scan machines for patch status, a patch may be reported as installed even though a reboot is needed in order complete the installation. Example scenario:– You install patch M05-051 (KB 902400) by manually downloading the patch installation EXE and then…

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