Whenever I am trying to connect server from my PC it’s getting failure. Why?

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asked Apr 5, 2017 in General Discussions by Daniel

Cannot connect the computer to the server because either another software installation is in progress, or, the computer has a restart pending. Either completes the installation process, or, restarts the computer and tries to connect again.”


I have tried restarting my server together with the client machine, but the error continues to arise. I’m using Windows 7 Home Premium OS on the client machine. I do not have any updates or restarts pending on both machines. But still I am not able to escape this situation and the error continues.

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answered Apr 20, 2017 by Jacob (390 points)

For those of you experiencing this issue. Here is the solution I found that worked for me:

Any application can set a pending reboot flag in the operating system through a registry key. Sometimes a reboot does not clear the flag. This is what setup is detecting.

To work around the pending reboot issue:

1. Open Regedit
2. Find the key “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager”
3. Rename the “PendingFileRenameOperations” value to “PendingFileRenameOperations2”

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