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SP2010 in-place upgrade error resolution

Posted by sharepoinTony on November 1, 2010

After running the prerequisiteinstaller successfully, I was running Setup.exe during an in-place upgrade I ran across the following error:

Setup is unable to proceed due to the following error(s):

A system restart from a previous installation or update is pending.  Restart your computer and run setup to continue.

I found only a few blog posts on this, one on TechNet by Bill Baer which points to a couple of registry keys that could be modified to resolve the problem and allow the upgrade to continue.  I tested the registry key solution in a vm test environment, and it did the trick, resolving the error and allowing the upgrade to continue to completion.    (That article describes several different issues that may happen during your SharePoint Server 2010 installation/upgrade and possible solutions)

While implementing this upgrade on a production machine I was a little more concerned about this error and that solution when the same error occurred.   I attempted to restart the system, however the same error returned.  I attempted to re-run the prerequisiteinstaller, reboot, and then run the setup.exe again – but continued to receive this same error.  In this case we had Microsoft Support on the line already so I asked about this error and how to resolve it.  The response was: 

  1. Stop the Print Spooler service
  2. then disable it
  3.  then complete a system restart 

After doing this the SharePoint 2010 installation (setup.exe) ran to completion successfully.    If you have the Print Spooler running on your server you may want to ask yourself if you need that service or not.  In our case, we didn’t so I left the service disabled after the upgrade completed.  You may want to restart yours.

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USPJ does a great job

Posted by sharepoinTony on September 26, 2010

I finally got to read through the latest Understanding SharePoint Journal and I have to say I was impressed.  

The journal is clear and concise, it is very informative, and it is very easy to read.  The level of detail is great for anyone learning about SharePoint and provides sufficient information to allow you to build something of value by the time you finish reading.  In fact, the examples allow you to follow along and build something while you are reading. 

The format of these journals focus on one topic at a time, allowing you to get more depth in the topic and learning more without feeling like you sat through a lecture.  The coverage of the topic is excellent and fits the audience well.  I highly recommending the Understanding SharePoint Journal to anyone trying to learn SharePoint or learn more about SharePoint.   I certainly learned more about SharePoint 2010 Workflows than I expected after reading this issue.

Kudo’s to Bjorn and the USPJ team.

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