April 30, 2012

SQL Server ask for restart everytime while installation.

Installing SQL Server can be sometime very annoying job. I felt this while I was installing SQL Server 2005 in my system. As soon as the installation starts, it would give error like Previous Installation is pending.... and was asking for system restart everytime. So I Googled a bit and found one solution, which I am sharing

Below are the Steps I followed:

  1. Open RegEdit.exe in Windows.
  2. Take Backup of Registry values firts.
  3. Go to, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\SessionManager
  4. In the Registry Key Section, Seek for PENDING FILE RENAME OPERATION
  5. Double click the key and clear the value
  6. Save and Start the Installation.

Hope, it may be useful.


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