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Exchange install fails saying server reboot is pending

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  • The exact message:

    There is a pending reboot from a previous installation of a Windows Server role or feature. Please restart the computer and then run Setup again.

    Other posts say to remove:

    HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\SessionManager\PendingFileRenameOperations

    But that key does not exist.  Needless to say, I have recently restarted the server after seeing this error.

    Tuesday, January 08, 2013 4:57 PM

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  • Same issue here !
    Wednesday, January 09, 2013 12:37 AM
  • Hi

    Pleaese have a look on this technet article

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc164360(v=exchg.80).aspx

    Try the step there to see if it will work or not

    cheers


    Zi Feng
    TechNet Community Support

    Wednesday, January 09, 2013 6:53 AM
    Moderator
  • @Zi Feng, they are saying the same thing...

    Did you guys restarted the server? Restart the server and you should see the registry key.


    Gulab Prasad,
    gulab@exchangeranger.com
    My Blog | Z-Hire Employee Provisioning App


    • Edited by Gulab Prasad Wednesday, January 09, 2013 12:20 PM update
    Wednesday, January 09, 2013 12:20 PM
  • The exact message:

    There is a pending reboot from a previous installation of a Windows Server role or feature. Please restart the computer and then run Setup again.

    Other posts say to remove:

    HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\SessionManager\PendingFileRenameOperations

    But that key does not exist.  Needless to say, I have recently restarted the server after seeing this error.

    Had this for an Exch2013 w/SP1 install.  removing this key worked.  Thanks.

    Mike

    • Proposed as answer by Moses Hull Wednesday, May 24, 2017 4:19 PM
    • Unproposed as answer by Moses Hull Wednesday, May 24, 2017 4:19 PM
    Thursday, September 04, 2014 7:30 PM
  • I had a server where the key was missing so I had to add it back into the registry, then the exchange install worked.

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Updates]

    "UpdateExeVolatile"=dword:00000000


    Moses Hull of Alexant Systems

    Wednesday, May 24, 2017 4:20 PM
  • I had a server where the key was missing so I had to add it back into the registry, then the exchange install worked.

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Updates]

    "UpdateExeVolatile"=dword:00000000


    Moses Hull of Alexant Systems

    Heads up for this guy!

    Had the same problem, adding the key back to registry made my installation go through.
    In my case it was with the installation of Exchange 2013 CU17.


    Thursday, September 21, 2017 12:14 PM