The agent installation process does not normally require a reboot after it is completed. However, a reboot is required under the following conditions.

  • If you are using DFS and have installed an agent on a Windows 2003 or XP system, you must reboot the endpoint to get full enforcement of Carbon Black App Control file rules. Because of an operating system limitation, DFS operations (including file executions) cannot be detected by the agent until the system has been rebooted. In this case, the Upgrade Status column on the Computers page shows Reboot Required for the affected endpoint.
  • On any version of Windows, if a file is in use by another application when the Carbon Black App Control installer tries to write that file, the system schedules the file to be replaced on next reboot, and the console shows Reboot Required for the affected endpoint.