Rebooting a device can be a source of frustration for end users. Deep down they know it will clear up RAM and improve their device’s performance, but they just can’t bring themselves to rip off the bandaid. 

That’s where this script comes in.

Running the script will inform your end users that in order to apply various patches and updates, they must reboot their device. They will then be given the choice whether they want to restart their device immediately, postpone the restart for one hour, or cancel altogether. If they don’t make a selection, the device will automatically restart in 15 minutes, with a countdown timer to let them know how much time they have left until shutdown. This gives them a chance to mentally prepare and save any important files.

The script uses Windows forms to display the notification, and the content is fully customizable. You can add your company name, change the message, and alter the button options (if you’re feeling particularly mischievous, you can even remove the cancel button). You can also adjust the time frame for automatic restart or postponing updates. Just be sure not to let your end users procrastinate for too long!