NNTP Service installation failed

My never-ending saga - tried installing NNTP service. Upon reboot received the following error message in the event log - "The Microsoft NNTP Service service terminated with the following error. %1 is not a valid Windows NT application.".

Anyone know just what this means?  I've searched MS Knowledge Base and not come up with anything.

Thanks, Mark
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

Tim HolmanCommented:
%1 is a variable passed to a batch file..
eg - if you had a batch file called batch.cmd and ran it as follows :

c:\>batch bananas

then within the batch file, the variable %1 would be assigned the value 'bananas'.

It sounds like some sort of installation script is still running, but can't find what it wants.

What else is on the system ?


NNTP service should just 'install' - it snaps in and out of IIS 4.0 without any problems for me.

It may be best just to wipe the system and start from scratch if you're getting a 'never ending saga of problems' !!
Do you have MS-Exchange installed? If you do and NNTP protocol is enabled then you can't load the MS NNTP service as well.
markxAuthor Commented:
tim_holman: what the heck...i just held my breath and uninstalled/re-installed the entire IIS4 package with all desired options selected.  looks like it went ok.  still need to learn about the certificate server stuff so the service failed to start but i'm sure for legit reasons.  just disbled it for now.

go ahead an repost your comments as an answer.  rebuilding the entire system at this point seems like more work than required for now.  a number of the 'ongoing saga' stories don't all relate to this specific installation or relate to earlier problems that have since been resolved.

thanks for your input.  mark
Tim HolmanCommented:
Install IIS without certificate / index servers, then add them later.
Doing it all together may cause problems.

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
markxAuthor Commented:
thanks for the input.  mx
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Windows OS

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.