Solved

Problem installing applications on Windows 2003 Server Standard

Posted on 2008-06-11
6
272 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-18
I have done a new installation of Windows 2003 Server Standard on a DL380 G3.
All the servicepacks and patches are installed, also Exchange is installed.

Norton Antivirus Corporate edition is installed and some applications.

From one moment to the other I can't install any applications any more.
Installing an application results in different error's. One application behaves exactly as the post on this page: http://nxt.accurender.com/forums/t/50.aspx (see sreenshots halfway the page).

The application I'm trying to install, I can easliy install it on an other server with no problems.

An other application I try to install installs, but not completely, there are files missing. Again this application works perfectly on an other server.

Also strange: I can't use Windows Update anymore ? It just keeps searching for updates for ever.

I searched alot on Google and finally I reinstalled the Windows Installer with the newest version, but with no luck.

There aren't any specific messages in the event viewer.

After I try to install an application, the process msiexec.exe just keeps alive in the task manager.

Just to be sure, I uninstalled Norton from the server, but it didn't make a difference.

Does anyone have an idea ?




0
Comment
Question by:Dutch_guy
  • 3
  • 2
6 Comments
 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:ddanonimity
ID: 21759483
Run anti-virus software and some form of spyware removal tool to make sure there's nothing there screwing with your system
0
 
LVL 12

Expert Comment

by:StuFox100
ID: 21759590
Try running this from a cmd line  "MSIEXEC /UNREGISTER"  and then "MSIEXEC /REGSERVER"
Then check that the installer service is running correctly in "services"
then try again.
Cheers
Stu
0
 

Author Comment

by:Dutch_guy
ID: 21759695
Hi, I already tried that, but with no succes.
0
Three Reasons Why Backup is Strategic

Backup is strategic to your business because your data is strategic to your business. Without backup, your business will fail. This white paper explains why it is vital for you to design and immediately execute a backup strategy to protect 100 percent of your data.

 
LVL 12

Expert Comment

by:StuFox100
ID: 21759852
Did you happen to install terminal services?
If so try
CHANGE USER /INSTALL
Then try the install again.
Cheers
Stu
0
 

Author Comment

by:Dutch_guy
ID: 21760011
No, I didn't install Terminal Services.
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
Dutch_guy earned 0 total points
ID: 21773969
I'v got it solved!

Exactly the same problem as mentioned here: http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Miscellaneous/Q_21533225.html

Amazing how a second domaincontroller can have these effects.
0

Featured Post

Netscaler Common Configuration How To guides

If you use NetScaler you will want to see these guides. The NetScaler How To Guides show administrators how to get NetScaler up and configured by providing instructions for common scenarios and some not so common ones.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Preface Having the need * to contact many different companies with different infrastructures * do remote maintenance in their network required us to implement a more flexible routing solution. As RAS, PPTP, L2TP and VPN Client connections are no…
Organizations create, modify, and maintain huge amounts of data to help their businesses earn money and generally function.  Typically every network user within an organization has a bit of disk space to store in process items and personal files.   …
Microsoft Active Directory, the widely used IT infrastructure, is known for its high risk of credential theft. The best way to test your Active Directory’s vulnerabilities to pass-the-ticket, pass-the-hash, privilege escalation, and malware attacks …
I've attached the XLSM Excel spreadsheet I used in the video and also text files containing the macros used below. https://filedb.experts-exchange.com/incoming/2017/03_w12/1151775/Permutations.txt https://filedb.experts-exchange.com/incoming/201…

860 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question