We show a warning if we detect an outstanding pending reboot. We also display the type of pending reboot. We differentiate between:
It is best to reboot the server to address these issues. It may take some time after a reboot to have the keys automatically removed. However, if they don't remove automatically, follow these steps to address the issue for the keys that were provided to be a problem.
- Open regedit to the desired location. Delete the key.
- If unable to delete the key, follow these steps:
- Right click on it
- Open permissions
- Click on Advanced
- Change ownership to your account
- Close Advanced window
- Give your account Full Control in Permissions window
- Delete the key
Component Based Servicing\RebootPending you need to do the same for
Component Based Servicing\PackagesPending prior to
NOTE: Follow the steps in this section carefully. Serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Before you modify it, back up the registry for restoration in case problems occur.
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Determine Pending Reboot Status—PowerShell Style! Part 1
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