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Hey all, this is a very strange and convoluted issue here that I am dealing with. I am working on a Dell Inspiron 9400 with WinXP SP2 installed on the machine. When I went in to install IIS I get an error saying that "Setup cannot copy the file staxmen.dll"
I have read a lot of the posts on here and also on google. I tried using esentutl /p %windir%\security\database\secedit.sdb. However this did not work. I found a solution through Microsoft, having me use the above command and then to re-create the local Group Policy file. It was while doing that, where I came across my next issue.
 Microsoft directs me to use the security and configuration analysis snap in. When I try to use it I get the error snap in failed to initalize. The snap in does not have the microsoft vendor recognized, instead the icon is a generic folder.
I have tried several solutions to fix this issue. When I ran regsvr32 dmoxc.dll, it kept back with an error stating that the file was not found. I tried pulling from the Xp cd and still the error persists. I have also tried doing a scannow command but I keep getting the retry error on the cd. I have also tried a generic volume licensed cd with xp to see if I can pull from that. I get the same error. Any suggestions would be great as I am standing here scratching my head with a perplexed look on my face.
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Kinda silly, but how was the system installed? RIS, Ghosteded or Retail?
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Any other errors in the event log>system?
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Just curious to see if you got a good install from whatever media you installed form.....

There is always SFC.....

sfc /purgecache
sfc /scannow

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So this computer has been real touchy since it was first purchased. I have actually rebuilt the OS twice and both times I used the Windows XP Pro SP2 cd that came from Dell.
I have found no other errors in the events log and I have run sfc /purge... and sfc /scannow. I have continued working on this error since I posted and I have found that the secedit.sdb is corrupted. I am thinking about copying and pasting the file from another computer. However I don't know what that would do...
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Have you tried to reset the loca security policy?

How to reset security settings back to the defaults
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/313222
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Okay, so I went to the link and followed the instructions. When I ran the fix it came back with an error saying that scecli.dll was missing. I downloaded a copy of the file but I'm not sure where to place it.
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I found the path and I am currently running the fix.
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I ran the fix and replaced the missing files. After doing that I was able to install IIS. Thank you for showing me the security settings reset. With out that I was going to rebuild the computer and I really didnt want to do that.
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Glad to help.
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