A reboot from a previous installation is pending.

Server 2008 R2 Ent , during the installation of Exchange 2010 errors on the readiness check.

“A Reboot from a previous installation is pending”

After several reboots the message does not clear. To clear this error you need to remove the “PendingFileRenameOperations” from the registry.


ISCSI Shares disapear after server reboot

Whilst building a Veeam server and configuring the backup repository to point to a share on another server, i noticed the backups always failed after the server hosting the shares (And the iscsi drive) rebooted.

It appeared as though the shares are removed during the reboot, after a quick google i found the following Microsoft kb its due to the server service starting before the “Iscsi initiator” service has started , meaning that the drive is not ready when the server applies the shares.

Follow the KB through to ensure the “Server Service” has the “iscsi initiator” as a dependent service or simply complete the following.

Run command prompt as administrator and type

>sc config LanManServer depend= Samss/Srv/MSiSCSI



Linux / UNIX Recursively Search

Search through a number of files on the command line using grep.

cd /path/to/dir
grep -r “word” .
grep -r “string” .

Ignore case distinctions:

grep -ri “word” .

To display print only the filenames with GNU grep, enter:

grep -r -l “foo” .
You can also specify directory name:
grep -r -l “foo” /path/to/dir/*.c

find command is recommend because of speed and ability to deal with filenames that contain spaces.

cd /path/to/dir
find . -type f -exec grep -l “word” {} +
find . -type f -exec grep -l “seting” {} +
find . -type f -exec grep -l “foo” {} +

Older UNIX version should use xargs to speed up things:

find /path/to/dir -type f | xargs grep -l “foo”

It is good idea to pass -print0 option to find command that it can deal with filenames that contain spaces or other metacharacters:

find /path/to/dir -type f -print0 | xargs -0 grep -l “foo”



SPST Core – User / Admin Login

Help Document

Product : SPST V5

Revision : 2.1

Login to SPST site admin.

Short video tutorial. Logging into the SPST CMS web system. 

To login to your SPST CMS panel you can

  • Modify your URL directly
  • Click the footer link
  • If present, login to a side module login panel

Modify your URL directly

  • ?p=login
  • login.htm


  • demo.fcconsultancy.co.uk/index.php?p=login
  • demo.fcconsultancy.co.uk/login.htm

Click the footer link

All SPST CMS sites have a footer link, this link redirect to the login page.



Login Page



Enter your username and password to login.

Once logged into your site you can manage your username and password via EUsers. If you have forgotten or misplaced your username or password please contact support@fcconsultancy.co.uk.