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Windows Server 2012 Essentials: Cannot connect this computer to the server

The following post is more a documentation article for myself than a troubleshooting article, but if this post helps you, that is great! Here goes:

When I run the client connection program to join a client computer to Windows Server 2012 Essenstials domain sometimes I get this error:

Cannot Connect Computer

“Cannot connect the computer to the server because either another software installation is in progress, or, the computer has a restart pending. Either complete the installation process, or, restart the computer and try to connect it again. If you still get this error after the computer restart, see Troubleshoot connecting computers to the server for more information.” Continue reading