If you have tried to install SQL Server 2008 and cannot install, because of the errormessage the prerequistite “Restart the computer is required”.
But every time you restart computer and try to execute the setup of SQL Server 2008, you get the same message
Then you have change a registry entry in computer
Find the key “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlSession Manager”
Rename the “PendingFileRenameOperations” value to “PendingFileRenameOperations2″
This will solve the Restart Problem