Server Manager in Windows Server 2008 R2 occasionally displays the warning:
Console cannot refresh until computer is restarted, and in this state you cannot use Server Manager for adding or removing roles/features.
It is clear that this is related with roles/updates install processes which need a reboot for completion (e.g. to replace file in use or something similar). How can I determine the cause of this status more precisely?
Sometimes, in multi-user (or should I say multi-admin) environments, you don't know which changes were made by your colleagues and it is always better to know why you are going to reboot your server.