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Big wigs in my environment will only allow for our servers to be rebooted once a month. However, patches were installed earlier this month due to a mistake but the server have not been restarted.

The issue at hand is that we need to install an application that also requires a reboot and since our window is so short I am wondering if it will cause any problems to install it before the Microsoft patches have been allowed a reboot. Will this revert any changes made to the system from the point where they were installed to the reboot?

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Will this revert any changes made to the system from the point where they were installed to the reboot?

No, it will not.

The issue at hand is that we need to install an application that also requires a reboot and since our window is so short I am wondering if it will cause any problems to install it before the Microsoft patches have been allowed a reboot.

This really depends on the application. Many will install just fine if there's a pending reboot. Others won't even begin. SQL Server comes to mind as one that won't, just as an example.

Basically, fire up a test environment and see for yourself.

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