Windows may eventually update without reboots!
By bnitz on Dec 02, 2005
Windows Vista is rumored to have a feature which allows upgrades without reboots. The guys I worked with at a Milwaukee company will appreciate this. In 1999 they were installing 21 applications and security updates onto Wintel PCs. This required 21 scripted reboots on each of several thousand corporate desktops. As you can imagine, this took a long time and 60-70,000 reboots presented many opportunities for failure. "Restart Manager" sounds like a pale imitation of what unix has had for decades and not even close to what Solaris has with live upgrade, hot swappable CPUs and Solaris service manager. But you have to start somewhere right?
svcadm disable gloat pkgadmin upgrade SUNWgloat svcadm enable gloat