Solved

Upgrade to Server 2008 Enterprise Error "Not enough free space for temporary files", even with plenty of space.

Posted on 2008-10-17
2
4,508 Views
Last Modified: 2010-05-03
So here's the situation.

We just installed two brand new Server 2008 computers at a client. Unknowingly, I installed Standard edition instead of Enterprise. Go figure.
The 2008 Installation DVD contents are copied to the hard drive, so I figured I'd just to the update from there(I was doing this all remotely.)

I opened up a share so that the second server could access the install folder. I installed the upgrade over the network and everything went fine - no hiccups.
Then I went to install it on the server where the install resided and I get the following message every time I try to install:

"This computer does not have enough free space for temporary files. Windows installation needs at least 455 megabytes(MB) of space on any partition for temporary files.To install Windows, free enough space and restart the installation.
Error Code: 0x80070103"


The computer has plenty of space. About 6gb on the root partition and 17gb on the second partition. I just don't know what could be causing the problem. It worked seamlessly on the other server which is nearly identical to this one.

So far I've just set the TEMP variables to different spots, cleared out temp files, and a handful of other small things. The only things that I could find in a search were people getting the error while installing XP SP3, or updating Windows on Vista.

Can anyone shed some light on this?
Thanks!
0
Comment
Question by:swrighthm
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
2 Comments
 
LVL 63

Expert Comment

by:SysExpert
ID: 22772838
copy the install  files over to the first server, setup a share and try it again ( mirroring the first successful install )


I hope this helps !
 
0
 
LVL 1

Accepted Solution

by:
swrighthm earned 0 total points
ID: 22779486
It actually turned out being that the C:\ partition was no set as active. Don't ask me how that happened...

I marked it as active and then ran a repair install from the dvd. After that I was able to upgrade.
0

Featured Post

Edgartown IT Case Study

Learn about Edgartown's quest to ensure the safety and security of the entire town's employee and citizen data. Read the case study!

Question has a verified solution.

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

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Backup sharepoint online onpremise 1 45
Anything wrong with Window server backup? 8 87
rds question 5 40
ACTIVE DIRECTORY, WINDOWS MODULE INSTALLER 4 48
Finding original email is quite difficult due to their duplicates. From this article, you will come to know why multiple duplicates of same emails appear and how to delete duplicate emails from Outlook securely and instantly while vital emails remai…
The question appears often enough, how do I transfer my data from my old server to the new server while preserving file shares, share permissions, and NTFS permisions.  Here are my tips for handling such a transfer.
This tutorial will walk an individual through locating and launching the BEUtility application to properly change the service account username and\or password in situation where it may be necessary or where the password has been inadvertently change…
This tutorial will walk an individual through the steps necessary to enable the VMware\Hyper-V licensed feature of Backup Exec 2012. In addition, how to add a VMware server and configure a backup job. The first step is to acquire the necessary licen…

749 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