Backslashes in the patch notification message.
My agents are seeing a backslash before every comma in the notification message. For example, it is configured:
Critical updates being installed. Do not reboot, shutdown, or close the laptop lid.
But it displays:
* Critical updates being installed. Do not reboot\, shutdown\, or close the laptop lid.
There's nothing in the documentation about needing to escape special characters. I can't be sure but I think this is new behavior. Anyone seeing the same in their environment?
I would recreate the schedule from scratch. Dont duplicate it, create a new one and see if you have the issue. Im assuming this is the notification on the install portion of patching. If these are Dell driver patches I would recommend you add the following: Be advised, you may see temporary screen flashes and black windows open and close during this process. This is normal, do not be concerned. Or something like that.
You are correct. The code is trying to escape the commas. However, I believe this to be a cosmetic issue and not affect the functionality.
Once you provide the SMA and Agent version number, we can further investigate.