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Can't Install Service Pack 2 on Server 2003 Standard - Window Disappears

Posted on 2008-10-21
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Been trying to install SP2 on Server 2003 Standard. Currently, SP1 is installed. I have tried installing from Windows update AND downloaded the full install and tried running it from there. Both ways we come up with the same problem. Also tried installing in safe mode, same problem.

The window that shows you the status will come up. It will go as far is backing up the files and the registry. Then the window simply disappears. Help!
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by:lecaf
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there should be a log somewhere
try windows\temp and  %temp%

if no luck try

You can also use the /Log and /Verbose options. For more information, see "The Package Installer (Formerly Called Update.exe) for Microsoft Windows Operating Systems and Windows Components" (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=42759).

/ER command line option

Enables extended codes that return a detailed error message if the update installation fails. For more information, see "The Package Installer (Formerly Called Update.exe) for Microsoft Windows Operating Systems and Windows Components" (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=42759).

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by:jssm
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Sorry for the delay, I have been away. I will try this and let you know.
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Here is the svcpack.log from tonights attempt.
svcpack.log
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Anyone have any ideas?
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Removed PNF files in INF directory (C:\WINDOWS\inf), reinstall
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