IE 7 through WDS giving "Memory could not be 'read'." errors

Posted on 2009-02-11
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    I have set up WDS on an SBS 2003 server. Everything works great for a XP SP3 install with a bunch of apps, except for IE7. Whenever it tries to install IE7 it gives several "Memory could not be 'read' errors." all with different numbers. It then forces a reboot and it tries to install again.... with the same result. Any thoughts?

Also, IE is the last app to install.
I have checked and unchecked the reboot after installation checkbox, with no change.
Question by:JesusFreak42
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JesusFreak42--What happens if you install IE7 before SP3?  Any reason to require IE7 be installed using WDS?

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The install actually has SP3 slipstreamed into it. In actuality, there is no NEED for it to be installed. It was just requested. If I cannot figure it out it can be done through Windows update post OS install.
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JesusFreak42-- Most PC's will already have IE7 installed when you install SP3.  IE7 very often objects to being reinstalled when a version is already installed.  Maybe make a new slipstream CD and do not include IE this time.

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The solution was actually to make sure all the updates were synced to my custom msi through the Internet Explorer Administration Kit 7 (IEAK 7). Once I did that and remade the msi everything worked smoothly.

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