Migration Manager for Active Directory

Configuration options in dialog box prompting restart for logged-in users?

Hi - this is a generic kind of question as I don't yet have access to the QMM console and we have contractors performing our migration, working remotely.

I was wondering how much customization is possible in the dialog box that prompts Windows users to restart (note that I haven't yet seen *this* myself either). 

  1. What's the maximum amount of time they can delay?
  2. Can they click Postpone?
  3. Can the message be configured to pop up / nag them again at repeated intervals, and finally *force* a restart after X hours/days/whatever?
  4. Is there room to include custom text that explains in more detail what is happening, how they need to log in again, what they may experience, how to get support, etc. ?

Thanks - I think we are on the latest version, or at least close to, of QMM for AD. 

  • These are you options, I would suggest you speak with the people doing the work for the amount of money you are paying them they should be very cooperative!

    The above screen allows you do disallow and  restart (with delays) depending on your needs.  Also forcing application to close.  A setting of zero (0) restarts immediately.

    This screen follows the above screen, this portion allows you to schedule everything that proceeds it.

     

    Keep in mind you can only schedule the Domain move, the Discovery and Processing cannot be scheduled.  You do not have to run a Discovery process, the Processing Task will deploy the agent for you automatically if you go the agent route.

     

    Cheers

  • What's the maximum amount of time they can delay?
    The reboot delay should not be set longer then 90 mins. The secure channel between the workstation and DC will cause issues if you delay for an extended period or do not reboot.

    Can they click Postpone?
    NO. The tool is using a Win32 API and that API does not allow this.

    Can the message be configured to pop up / nag them again at repeated intervals, and finally *force* a restart after X hours/days/whatever?.
    No, again same Win32 API, same reason.

    Is there room to include custom text that explains in more detail what is happening, how they need to log in again, what they may experience, how to get support, etc. ?
    Yes, the text presented to the end users is configurable.

    The scheduling UI shown below is to when the task will be pushed to the end points.
  • Thank you - this is the most I've been able to see of the options as I don't have any access and it's been difficult to get answers from the team doing the work (I have been asking). I know the discovery and processing are not schedulable.

    Not sure whether the postpone option you think might be useful, but is it possible to use a script during processing to create a custom scheduled task? I was looking at the Sysinternals PSShutdown utility, which does allow for a user to cancel during a countdown (not quite the same thing, but).