When trying to install Symantec Endpoint Security the following error may show up:
“Symantec Endpoint Protection has detected that there are pending system changes that require a reboot. Please reboot the system and rerun the installation.”
The first step would be to reboot, but sometimes this is not possible because of important system services, or after a reboot the error still shows.
Please try the following:
- Open the Windows Registry using regedit.exe.
- Search for the entry “PendingFileRenameOperations” in:
- Restart the SEP installation; the install should finish without error.