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Post-Install Reboot

FineBuild can automatically reboot the server if this is required following the SQL Server install process.

Normally there is no need to reboot the server following the SQL Server install. Occasionally there is a need to perform a reboot following the Install SQL Post Install Tasks processing.

Although many SQL Server installs can be completed without the need to perform a reboot, it is possible that a server may require to be rebooted following the SQL Server install.

FineBuild Post-Install Reboot

SQL FineBuild will detect if a Pending Reboot situation exists.

Some of the software that is installed during SQL Fixes Install or Extra Components Install also requires that no Pending Reboot situation exists.

If a Pending Reboot is found, then SQL FineBuild will automatically reboot the server.

If the server is rebooted, when the person running the install logs on with the same credentials used when originally starting SQL FineBuild, then SQL FineBuild will automatically continue with the next process that needs to be run.

The Post-Install Reboot processing relates to Process Id 2CX. It will always be performed automatically if it is required.

Manual Post-Install Reboot

The following steps show what you would have to do to perform a reboot manually. FineBuild does all of this work for you automatically.

It can be difficult to manually detect if a Pending Reboot situation exists. Ther are multiple places within the Windows Registry where a Pending Reboot situation can be flagged and it is faster to reboot the server than manually check for all possible conditions.

The two main choices are:
1) Always reboot the server after completing the SQL Server install
2) Wait until a following task fails due to a Pending Reboot before performing a reboot

If a reboot is to be performed, this can be done by using the following command:
SHUTDOWN /R /T 0

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Last edited Oct 23, 2014 at 11:08 AM by EdVassie, version 1