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Old 18-04-2007
GeekJones
 
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Issues installing Windows 2003 SP2

I have been trying to install Windows Server 2003 SP2 for the past week and I
have had no luck.

I've been searching for any assistance on this issue, but all I can find is
XP SP2 or 2003 SP1 resolutions, which don't really help.

Here's what I have for OS.
Windows Server 2003 Standard SP1
on a Secondary Active Directory Domain Controller
No Antivirus (I removed it because of SP2 issues).
This is a very basic AD network, Group policy is almost non-existent.

I am Domain Admin.
I have extracted the SP2 files to a directory and have full permissions.

When I try to install SP2 I get the "Access is Denied" error and a 4373
Event ID - "Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 installation failed.Access is
denied.For more information, see Help and Support Center at
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp" and MSIInstaller Event ID 11708 -
"Description:Product: Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 (1033) --
Installation operation failed.For more information, see Help and Support
Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp."

I have tried to turn on verbose logging in the registry, but the verbose
loglevel key keeps reseting itself back to minimal logging when I run the SP2
update exe.

I wouldn't mind having to reinstall 2003 on this server, but I do have other
servers that would be much more difficult to rebuild if SP2 failed.

Thanks in advance,
Jones


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Old 18-04-2007
Danny Sanders
 
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Re: Issues installing Windows 2003 SP2

Check the properties of the install file, on the general tab, at the bottom,
check to see if there is a button that you can click on that says something
similar to "unblock this file"

hth
DDS

"GeekJones" <GeekJones@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:5376EA50-1086-4BB9-8156-219C6243B392@microsoft.com...
>I have been trying to install Windows Server 2003 SP2 for the past week and
>I
> have had no luck.
>
> I've been searching for any assistance on this issue, but all I can find
> is
> XP SP2 or 2003 SP1 resolutions, which don't really help.
>
> Here's what I have for OS.
> Windows Server 2003 Standard SP1
> on a Secondary Active Directory Domain Controller
> No Antivirus (I removed it because of SP2 issues).
> This is a very basic AD network, Group policy is almost non-existent.
>
> I am Domain Admin.
> I have extracted the SP2 files to a directory and have full permissions.
>
> When I try to install SP2 I get the "Access is Denied" error and a 4373
> Event ID - "Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 installation failed.Access
> is
> denied.For more information, see Help and Support Center at
> http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp" and MSIInstaller Event ID
> 11708 -
> "Description:Product: Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 (1033) --
> Installation operation failed.For more information, see Help and Support
> Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp."
>
> I have tried to turn on verbose logging in the registry, but the verbose
> loglevel key keeps reseting itself back to minimal logging when I run the
> SP2
> update exe.
>
> I wouldn't mind having to reinstall 2003 on this server, but I do have
> other
> servers that would be much more difficult to rebuild if SP2 failed.
>
> Thanks in advance,
> Jones
>



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Old 18-04-2007
GeekJones
 
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Re: Issues installing Windows 2003 SP2

Negative, no "unblock" button.

I should also add, the SP2 install looks like it gets about 75% done before
it fails. I've checked the svcpack.log and setupapi.log, it looks like SP2
for Win2003 fails when trying to modify the registry. But since I am unable
to keep the verbose logging enabled, I cannot determine what registry entry
to look at.

Thanks,
Jones

"Danny Sanders" wrote:

> Check the properties of the install file, on the general tab, at the bottom,
> check to see if there is a button that you can click on that says something
> similar to "unblock this file"
>
> hth
> DDS
>
> "GeekJones" <GeekJones@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:5376EA50-1086-4BB9-8156-219C6243B392@microsoft.com...
> >I have been trying to install Windows Server 2003 SP2 for the past week and
> >I
> > have had no luck.
> >
> > I've been searching for any assistance on this issue, but all I can find
> > is
> > XP SP2 or 2003 SP1 resolutions, which don't really help.
> >
> > Here's what I have for OS.
> > Windows Server 2003 Standard SP1
> > on a Secondary Active Directory Domain Controller
> > No Antivirus (I removed it because of SP2 issues).
> > This is a very basic AD network, Group policy is almost non-existent.
> >
> > I am Domain Admin.
> > I have extracted the SP2 files to a directory and have full permissions.
> >
> > When I try to install SP2 I get the "Access is Denied" error and a 4373
> > Event ID - "Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 installation failed.Access
> > is
> > denied.For more information, see Help and Support Center at
> > http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp" and MSIInstaller Event ID
> > 11708 -
> > "Description:Product: Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 (1033) --
> > Installation operation failed.For more information, see Help and Support
> > Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp."
> >
> > I have tried to turn on verbose logging in the registry, but the verbose
> > loglevel key keeps reseting itself back to minimal logging when I run the
> > SP2
> > update exe.
> >
> > I wouldn't mind having to reinstall 2003 on this server, but I do have
> > other
> > servers that would be much more difficult to rebuild if SP2 failed.
> >
> > Thanks in advance,
> > Jones
> >

>
>
>

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Old 19-04-2007
GeekJones
 
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Re: Issues installing Windows 2003 SP2

New info. I granted everyone full control of the registry and cleaned the
registry with Regpair and SP2 installed.

"GeekJones" wrote:

> Negative, no "unblock" button.
>
> I should also add, the SP2 install looks like it gets about 75% done before
> it fails. I've checked the svcpack.log and setupapi.log, it looks like SP2
> for Win2003 fails when trying to modify the registry. But since I am unable
> to keep the verbose logging enabled, I cannot determine what registry entry
> to look at.
>
> Thanks,
> Jones
>
> "Danny Sanders" wrote:
>
> > Check the properties of the install file, on the general tab, at the bottom,
> > check to see if there is a button that you can click on that says something
> > similar to "unblock this file"
> >
> > hth
> > DDS
> >
> > "GeekJones" <GeekJones@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > news:5376EA50-1086-4BB9-8156-219C6243B392@microsoft.com...
> > >I have been trying to install Windows Server 2003 SP2 for the past week and
> > >I
> > > have had no luck.
> > >
> > > I've been searching for any assistance on this issue, but all I can find
> > > is
> > > XP SP2 or 2003 SP1 resolutions, which don't really help.
> > >
> > > Here's what I have for OS.
> > > Windows Server 2003 Standard SP1
> > > on a Secondary Active Directory Domain Controller
> > > No Antivirus (I removed it because of SP2 issues).
> > > This is a very basic AD network, Group policy is almost non-existent.
> > >
> > > I am Domain Admin.
> > > I have extracted the SP2 files to a directory and have full permissions.
> > >
> > > When I try to install SP2 I get the "Access is Denied" error and a 4373
> > > Event ID - "Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 installation failed.Access
> > > is
> > > denied.For more information, see Help and Support Center at
> > > http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp" and MSIInstaller Event ID
> > > 11708 -
> > > "Description:Product: Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 (1033) --
> > > Installation operation failed.For more information, see Help and Support
> > > Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp."
> > >
> > > I have tried to turn on verbose logging in the registry, but the verbose
> > > loglevel key keeps reseting itself back to minimal logging when I run the
> > > SP2
> > > update exe.
> > >
> > > I wouldn't mind having to reinstall 2003 on this server, but I do have
> > > other
> > > servers that would be much more difficult to rebuild if SP2 failed.
> > >
> > > Thanks in advance,
> > > Jones
> > >

> >
> >
> >

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