Setup.ini for VS.NET Architect

Hi. Very late last night, I was messing around with the setup.ini trying to get the install to work with win server 03. Having decided to revert back to Win2k, I can't get it installed. Now, when I run setup, I get sent to the pre-requisites link. When I click that, the entire installation stops. Here's the line I edited from setup.ini

[Baseline]
Dir=..\WCU
FileName=setup.exe

This is a copy from work that they no longer seem to have (the files are on my HD) , so I'm unable to look at the orginal file. Here's the complete top part plus a few of the key values:

[Setup]
Ver=7.0
Name=Visual Studio .NET
RegKey=VisualStudio
ProdName=Visual Studio .NET Enterprise Architect - English

[Baseline]
Dir=..\WCU
FileName=setup.exe

[Client]
Dir=.\setup
FileName=setup.exe
LANGCODE=ENU

[Servicing]
FileName=vsupdate.exe
Param=/mode=client /locale=1033 /vsui=1

[Server]
Dir=.
FileNameApp=RemoteComponents.hta
FileName=RemoteComponents.htm

[PrevProductIds]
{C6946B31-9A5B-11D4-9878-00105AA8A825}
{00600404-6759-11D5-A54F-0090278A1BB8}
{00600407-6759-11D5-A54F-0090278A1BB8}
{00600409-6759-11D5-A54F-0090278A1BB8}
{0060040C-6759-11D5-A54F-0090278A1BB8}
...




TIA

Dinesh

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nauman_ahmedCommented:
You are trying to install VS .NET on Windows Server 2003? Try inserting the Prerequisite cd, browse it and install the required components individually and then run the setup. BTW: What is the function of this ini file?

Best, Nauman.
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dprasadAuthor Commented:
well no, now I'm trying to install it onto windows 2000. I dont have access to the CDs right now..I've tried to install the pre-reqs, but it still takes me to that screen. I think this file just sets the base directory for the installation, it was working fine before i changed that filname value under [baseline].

I can bypass the pre-reqs completely by running setup on the command line using the /NO_BSLN_CHECK switch as explained here:

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Databases/FoxPro/Q_20838260.html?query=bypass+visual+studio+requirements&clearTAFilter=true

in which case the installation stops with no message of any kind, making me think it has to be a problem with the value i put in the setup.ini..since this never happened before
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nauman_ahmedCommented:
hmmm....See if you have any of the Visual Studio .NET 2003 folder in program files. If so, delete them and try running the setup. If no luck here, make a new windows user with admin priviliges and try running the setup by logging in using that user account.

Best, Nauman.
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dprasadAuthor Commented:
I got it going, thanks.
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