Exchange 2007 SP3 Install Error”Setup cannot continue with the upgrade because the ‘beremote’ () process (ID: xxxx) has open files”

KB ID 0000475 Dtd 08/07/11

Problem

Seen when attempting to install Service Pack 3 on Exchange 2007. On a server that’s also running Symantec Backup Exec.

beremote has open files

Hub Transport Role Prerequisites
Error:
Setup cannot continue with the upgrade because the 'beremote' () process (ID: xxxx) 
has open files. Close the process and restart Setup.
Client Access Role Prerequisites
Error:
Setup cannot continue with the upgrade because the 'beremote' () process (ID: xxxx) 
has open files. Close the process and restart Setup.

Mailbox Role Prerequisites
Error:
Setup cannot continue with the upgrade because the 'beremote' () process (ID: xxxx) 
has open files. Close the process and restart Setup.

Solution

1. First make sure you are not currently running any backups with Backup Exec.

2. Click Start > In the Search/Run box type services.msc {enter} >The services console will open.

Bexec Remote Agent

3. Locate the “Backup Exec Remote Agent for Windows” Service > Right Click and stop it. (Note: In the example above I’ve stopped all the Backup Exec Services, just to be on the safe side).

4. Now try again to install the service pack.

 

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