“A reboot from a previous installation is pending. Please restart the system and rerun setup.” While Running Setup.com /Prepare AD for Exchange 2010

2017-12-01T10:09:51+00:00 January 24th, 2013|Exchange|

Recently we ran Setup.com /preparead on a Exchange 2010 server to recreate an arbitration mailbox and got the below error.

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

To Resolve this do the following

  1. Open Regedit
  2. Navigate to HKLMCurrentControlSetControlSessionManager
  3. Delete PendingFileRenameOperations String

 

After you have done that you can run setup.com /preparead with no issues Smile