SQL Server Restart pending
To skip “Restart pending” validation when installing SQL Server components or Service Pack , do the next steps:
- 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 the value for later review)
- Reboot and rerun installation, check should pass.