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Posted on 2006-07-06
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Hi all, trust you are well.

I have an issue with a 2003 server that I'm trying to repair using SFC /scannow over RDP. Its requesting the Windows 2003 server disk.

As I'm a very long flight away from this server, i left a copy of the i386 folder on the HDD. The problem though is that SFC asks for it in the CDROM - is there anyway i can point SFC to the location on the Hard Drive?

Sean
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It looks like it was installed using CD.  do the following reg hack on the server to point the install files to the local i386 folder:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup
"SourcePath"="C:"
"ServicePackSourcePath"="C:"

Just replace the C: to the path of the i386 (but don't include the \i386).  
e.g. c:\i386 - "SourcePath"="C:"
e.g. c:\install\i386 - "SourcePath"="C:\Install"

You might need a reboot on the server, but give it a try.
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