I encounter an issue when I am trying to make change to the existing installation of SQL Server 2005. I continue to get the error Pending Reboot Requirement during system configuration check and I can’t move on to the next step.
The same thing keeps happening even if I have restarted the computer.
I finally resolved this problem by go to the following registry entry: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager
Then delete the PendingFileRenameOperations key.