Action1 5 Documentation 5 Restart Endpoints Remotely

Restart Endpoints Remotely

 

The Action1 restart tool helps you reboot endpoints remotely, for example, in order to install updates or roll out new group policies. You can force reboot immediately or schedule it to a timeslot that will work both for you as an administrator and remote employee. Restarting managed workstations in a timely manner ensures that relevant updates get delivered on time and your infrastructure remains protected against malware attacks and system vulnerabilities.

To restart a remote endpoint:

  1. Navigate to the Endpoints page.
  2. Locate one or several endpoints you want to restart and select Reboot.

Note: Alternatively, select the Actions icon next to the endpoint name and specify Reboot. Or click New Action on top of the page and select Reboot from the drop-down list.

To create a workflow that ensures your endpoints get restarted according to a preset schedule, select New Policy. For more information, see Staying Compliant with Policies.

Endpoints dashboard

Complete the wizard:

1. On the Reboot step, choose if you want to warn users that reboot is coming. The notice will appear on their screens before the endpoints restart. You can keep a default text or enter any other text. Then, specify the message timeout. Make sure to provide enough time to allow users to save their work and prepare for restart.

Remotely restarting computers with Action1 - step 1

2. On the Select Endpoints step, check the endpoints you plan to reboot. You can include more endpoints by clicking Add Endpoints. Action1 enables you to add endpoints individually, or you can specify an endpoint group.

Reboot remote computer action - step 2

3. On the Schedule step, review your action and pick the right time to execute it. For example, you can force reboot immediately or pick a date and time. Once ready, click Finish.

Tip: Consider creating a policy, if you are looking for a way to schedule obligatory restarts.

Restarting remote computers with Action1 - step 3

4. After clicking Finish, you’ll find yourself on the Actions / History page. Here you’ll see the execution details. If you opted-in to execute the action later, you’ll find it on the Actions / Schedules page.

Restarting remote computers with Action1 - the History page