[wix-users] Restart Manager and Multiple User Sessions

Edwin Castro egcastr at gmail.com
Thu Dec 8 10:33:11 PST 2022

Technically not a WiX question but hopefully one of the experts here can
provide insight.

Does the Restart Manager restart processes for other user sessions?

In a server context with multiple RDP sessions it is plausible a file we
want to upgrade will be in use by processes running as all currently logged
in users and we'd want to restart all those processes.


"Restart Manager shuts down application or services only if the caller has
permission to do so. Note that shutdown across sessions is not supported."

which seems to suggest the Restart Manager will not restart those processes
for us requiring we implement the functionality for ourselves.

Am I interpreting the documentation correctly?

Edwin G. Castro

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