The SMSTSRebootDelay variable does not work for multiple restarts in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

Symptoms

The value that is defined for the SMSTSRebootDelay task sequence variable is not honored for restarts after the first restart when multiple applications are installed by using a dynamic variable list. The default restart time-out value is used instead.

After this hotfix is applied to target clients, the value that is defined for the SMSTSRebootDelay variable will be honored for the whole task sequence.

Resolution

Hotfix information for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing the problem described in this article. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft website:

http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=supportNote The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

Prerequisites

To apply this hotfix, you must have Cumulative Update 3 for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Service Pack 2 and System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager Service Pack 1 installed.

Restart information

You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Note We recommend that you close Configuration Manager Administration Console before you apply this hotfix package.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any previously released hotfix.

File information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Configmgr2012ac-sp2r2sp1-kb3151994-x64.msp

Not Applicable

5,034,496

14-Jan-2016

01:30

Not Applicable

Tsmanager.exe

5.0.8239.1406

316,592

14-Jan-2016

01:30

x64

Configmgr2012ac-sp2r2sp1-kb3151994-i386.msp

Not Applicable

3,522,048

14-Jan-2016

01:30

Not Applicable

Configmgr2012adminui-sp2r2sp1-kb3151994-i386.msp

Not Applicable

103,333,376

14-Jan-2016

01:30

Not Applicable

Microsoft.configurationmanagement.exe

5.0.8239.1406

396,976

14-Jan-2016

01:30

x86

Tsmanager.exe

5.0.8239.1406

244,400

14-Jan-2016

01:30

x86



Status

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

References

Task Sequence Built-in Variables in Configuration Manager

Install Application Task Sequence Step

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