And of course I’ve rebooted before this so I know there is not a reboot pending.

What there is, however, is stuff stuck in the pendingfilerenameoperations registry key.

If you remove the following key:


And of course this gives you such confidence:

But go ahead and delete it and start the schema update again.

And now we can install the service pack.

Remember you only need to do this if you previously installed SP2 for Exchange 2007.  If you jumped from sp1 to sp3 that handles the schema update via the gui install just fine.

5 Thoughts on “A reboot from a previous installation is pending

  1. What is it about these spooler drivers that they need to be updated on every boot? Sounds like a bug. Mine happen to be Dell drivers for a 5530. Could it be related to printer deployment or is it with the driver?

  2. bradley on July 5, 2011 at 1:10 am said:

    It’s not there now, I’ll have to monitor it closer the next time it happens.

  3. Marco on July 5, 2011 at 1:14 am said:


    just wondering. Do you recommend installing SP3 on a SP1 SBS Exchange 2007 as well? As far as I remember there had been a special SBS version of the SP2 for Exchange 2007.

    Do you think it’s safe to hop over that one?

  4. bradley on July 5, 2011 at 1:21 am said:

    Absolutely. In fact it’s better to jump from Sp1 to Sp3 on Exchange 2007 as then you don’t have to do the schema thing I just did. You just have to install it. There’s no need to have a special SBS version.

  5. Marco on July 5, 2011 at 1:28 am said:

    Awesome! Thanks for the info. So glad I get your RSS Feed right into my Outlook each day 🙂

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