SQL 2008 Express Prerequisite check - Restart Needed
I've been trying to Install sql 2008 express edition on a 2008 SP1 x64 box and I'm having real difficulty.
Everything passes ok except apparently the server needs a restart before installation can continue.
I restart, and the same message appears prompting me to restart the server. I've had a look around and the main cause seems to be in:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Contro l\Session Manager\PendingFileRename
Apparently deleting any entries here can solve the issue but they're not present on the server.