Reboot required check SQL Server 2008 and SP1 – "Restart Computer" – Failed

When installing SQL Server 2008 one can run into “‘Reboot required check’ failed” situation.


After seeing it few times already, I think a solution is worth keeping in records.

When you view the detailed report, it says:


“Why don’t you just reboot?”, you say… Well, most likely it would not help you, but try it first.
If this would not help, then try the following:

  • Start regedit.exe
  • Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager
  • Locate PendingFileRenameOperations
  • Remove any data associated with the value (you may want to export / backup the value for later review)
  • Reboot and rerun installation, check should pass.
  • May 5, 2009 · Rahul Desai · No Comments
    Posted in: Blogroll, Personal, SQL Server, Tools, Tips & Utilities

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