SCCM Requires a Reboot to Complete the Installation

SCCM Requires a Reboot to Complete the Installation. I never missed to install any of the Cumulative Updates of SCCM 2012 R2. It’s a routine that I install all the SCCM 2012 R2 CUs at least in 4-5 different environments.

SCCM Requires a Reboot to Complete the Installation

For me, it’s very normal that to restart the server before starting the SCCM /ConfigMgr 2012 R2 CU  installation (whenever wizard prompts me to do so). 

But today, it was something different. During the ‘Prerequisite Check’, SCCM 2012 R2 CU4 didn’t ask me to restart the server. Download SCCM 2012 R2 CU4 from here (kb/3026739).

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Entries of cm12-r2cu4-kb3026739-x64-enu.log file

<![LOG[    Starting task 'Verifying restart is not required.'.]LOG]!><time="21:46:40.913+330" date="02-07-2015" component="Update Setup" context="" type="0" thread="4380" file="">
<![LOG[Task 'Verifying restart is not required.' completed, state is 'passed']LOG]!><time="21:46:41.038+330" date="02-07-2015" component="Update Setup" context="" type="0" thread="4528" file="">
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<![LOG[Installation tasks completed, with at least one task pending a reboot.]LOG]!><time="21:58:53.002+330" date="02-07-2015" component="Update Setup" context="" type="0" thread="4528" file="">
<![LOG[Update Setup has completed successfully.]LOG]!><time="21:58:53.017+330" date="02-07-2015" component="Update Setup" context="" type="0" thread="4528" file="">
<![LOG[Displaying wizard page: 'Installation Complete'.]LOG]!><time="22:00:25.676+330" date="02-07-2015" component="Update Setup" context="" type="0" thread="4528" file="">
<![LOG[To complete the installation, close this wizard and restart the computer.]LOG]!><time="22:00:25.692+330" date="02-07-2015" component="Update Setup" context="" type="0" thread="4528" file="">
<![LOG[COMPLETE PAGE: View release notes requested.]LOG]!><time="22:01:58.544+330" date="02-07-2015" component="Update Setup" context="" type="0" thread="4528" file="">
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SCCM Requires a Reboot to Complete the Installation

To my surprised, SCCM / ConfigMgr 2012 R2 CU4 asked for a reboot at the end of the installation wizard. The MSI log file (cm12-r2cu4-kb3026739-x64-enu.msi.log) provided some more details.

The reason for the restart mentioned in SCCM ConfigMgr 2012 R2 CU4 MSI log file is “Reason for Restart: 1”. As per the MSI logging If this property is present with a value of 1, then the Installer will require a reboot because it overwrote an in-use file.

Entries of cm12-r2cu4-kb3026739-x64-enu.msi.log

MSI (s) (C4:08) [21:52:39:716]: Windows Installer installed the product. Product Name: Cumulative Update 4 for Configuration Manager R2 (KB3026739). Product Version: 5.0.7958.1501. Product Language: 0. Manufacturer: Microsoft Corporation. Installation success or error status: 0.
MSI (s) (C4:08) [21:52:39:756]: Value of RebootAction property is 
MSI (s) (C4:08) [21:52:39:790]: Windows Installer requires a system restart. Product Name: Cumulative Update 4 for Configuration Manager R2 (KB3026739). Product Version: 5.0.7958.1501. Product Language: 0. Manufacturer: Microsoft Corporation. Type of System Restart: 2. Reason for Restart: 1.
MSI (s) (C4:08) [21:52:39:822]: Product: Cumulative Update 4 for Configuration Manager R2 (KB3026739). Restart required. The installation or update for the product required a restart for all changes to take effect.  The restart was deferred to a later time.

So no need to worry, if at all you’re getting the restart for the first time after any of SCCM 2012 Cumulative Update installations !! SCCM Requires a Reboot to Complete the Installation.

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