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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