Friday, May 1, 2015

Installing SQL Server – reboot required check fails


Not able to install SqlServer 2008 says Restart computer failed

SQL Server Installation Rules and "System Reboot Required" Error

I get the error message the prerequisites  "Restart the computer is required".


When installing SQL Server some times you may run to situation for "Reboot required check failed" failed issue in prerequisites validation screen.  To skip this failure without restarting machine. 

Goto run and type regedit.exe to open registry 


in registry 


Goto:  HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\SessionManager , and instead of "EXPANDING" Session Manager, "SELECT" it and you will see the entry called, PENDING FILE RENAME OPERATION 








Take backup of registry value first.

Then, If PENDING FILE RENAME OPERATION has any values just remove it and clear the value

Reboot the System and again go to PENDING FILE RENAME OPERATION and see if there is any values still available.


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Thanks & Regards
Venkat Sangu