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Cannot install Windows Server 2003 R2 Disk2

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I upgraded my Windows 2003 Server to using valid Windows 2003 R2 SP2 disks.  I successfully upgraded to 2003 SP2 using the first disk but didn't realize that the second disk upgrades you to R2.

Now when I run R2AUTO.exe, and select "Continue Windows Server 2003 R2 Setup".  I get the message

When I run setup2.exe it says "Another application requires a restart of this computer. Before Setup can run, you must restart the computer".  I have restarted the computer multiple times but continue to get the same message.  Do I need set some of my services to manual, or change a registry key?

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-Brian-
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I have seen this work
http://forums.techarena.in/server-deployment/694518.htm

Always Always backup first
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I had seen this link but was a little nervous since no one said that it fixed their problem.  Tried it anyway.

I backed up the registry then.
I renamed the PendingFileRenameOperations and that got rid of the message.  And I was able to install R2.

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-Brian-
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