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Logging Server Reboots - What the Heck MS?

Maybe someone at MS can explain this; they have that nice dialog that comes up after a reboot where you select planned/unplanned, enter a code and a reason. Why don't they auto populate that when a Windows update triggers the reboot without user intervention? A list of the changes applied would sure be sweet to have in the event log.


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Posted by K. Brian Kelley on 23 November 2007
The list of changes should be shown as individual entries with Source such as NT Service Pack. Don't know why they don't auto-populate the reboot, considering the Automatic Updates service could do that on platforms that support that feature.
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