Problems installing application on w2k server
Posted on 2003-03-28
I have assigned 20 points to this, but I've posted the question in Platforms as well. I'll allocate more points all points to the right solution.
I'm not sure if this is the best place to put this question. The solution should be simple too, but I'm flumixed. I have a packaged solution, it doesn't really matter what the content is: it included Access 2000, SQL Server, ADO, DAO, RDO,CDO lots of other crap. I can install and successfully run the application on XP, 98 and Windows 2000 machines.
However the setup program doesn't get to my code. It happens when it is trying to load the installer.
HERE'S the problem: when I try to install this on the w2k server it says it needs to update some system files, I say okay, it they does stuff, and says I need to reboot the server.
I reboot the server, and it comes up with the same message... imagine I repeated this action a few times, just in case.
So what am I doing:
1) I am logged on as the system administrator
2) I have tried to install my application by:
a) start ->run -> setup.exe
b) control panel -> add/remove programs -> setup.exe
3) I have tried the following:
a) I have disabled NAV
b) I have closed all services and 3a)
c) 3b),3a) and both 2a) and 2b)
The server has: SBS2k, Exchange, SQL Server 2000, NAV Enterprise 7.x, Firewall, VPN, etc. etc. etc. (remember I shut down all services at one point to install my application).