Thursday, July 22, 2010

A reboot from a previous installation is pending. Please restart the system and rerun setup.

I was trying to install Exchange Server 2007 SP3 Management Tools on a Windows 7 PC. During the installation I received the following error:

A reboot from a previous installation is pending. Please restart the system and rerun setup.



I resolved this error by deleting the the REG_MULTI_SZ value PendingFileRenameOperations from HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\PendingFileRenameOperations

32 comments:

  1. That sorted it! Cheers Clint :-)

    Thomas

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  2. Thank you for putting screenshot :-) and right-click and the "Delete" part in red color. Sometimes I just need all these steps :-)

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  3. You just saved me a bunch of reboots! Thanks for taking the time to make a post!

    Chad

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  4. Thank you! That saved a lot of time searching ;)

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  5. Thanks for the post, you rock!

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  6. Wow right on the money thanks for the post

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  7. Worked for me on Server 2003. Thanks!

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  8. fyi this happens on exchange 2010 as well. ust be something with exchange and windows 7 i guess..

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  9. I'm trying to do the exact same thing, albeit from an ex-Exchange 2003 server which is now just a BDC, but I have no PendingFileRenameOperations key to remove :|

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  10. You are the best! That took care of it!

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  11. Gracias Gracias Gracias, funciona muy bien.

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  12. Cool, worked for me for installing Exchange Management Tools 2010 SP2 on Windows 7. Well done!

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  13. Brillient....saved a whole lot of hassle for me, thank you!

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  14. Thanks! This did the trick for me - it's worth noting that there's another culprit for this called "InProgress" - same registry location. In my case the key wasn't present, but the rename one was.

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  15. You are awesome. I tried so many things from the windows KB and finally found your post and fixed it in seconds. Thanks!!!!

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  16. You made my day. My Support staff were having fits over this one.

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  17. Hello, might be helpful: I was trying to upgrade Ex2010 Sp1 Mgmt Tools only to SP2. Didn't let me through for "reboot pending". In my case there was no HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\PendingFileRenameOperations key. I did a regedit search for "PendingFileRenameOperations" and there it was, under another Control Set hive. I deleted it, retried the check, and bang, it showed nice green and let me upgrade.

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  18. Thank you Anonymous replier above!

    I spent ages trying to figure out. I was looking for the PendingFileRenameOperations key in HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\PendingFileRenameOperations but I had no such path in my directory.

    Turns out I was mus-interpreting the text.

    It's the PendingFileRenameOperations key in HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager you delete. No wonder I couldn't find it! :)

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  19. Thank You :)
    This information helped me. My installation works now.

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  20. Thanks for this handy mind saving advice.

    Worked like a treat.

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  21. Many thanks. This worked for me. I was trying to install Exchange Server 2010 Management Tools on a Windows 8 PC

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  22. As everyone else is saying, thanks a bunch. Worked for installing exchange 2010 sp3 on win2008 r2, rebooted many times, but this worked like a charm!

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  23. Thank You :)
    This information helped me. My installation works now.

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  24. Excellent. This got it resolved. Thanks!

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