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Exchange 2007 SP1 Installation Problem "The data area passed to a system call is to small"

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1. Clean 64 bit Windows 2008 SP1 Install.
2. The only role having a problem is the "Mailbox Role"
3. All other roles and management tools installed just fine.
4. This is the first exchange site in the org.
5. I'm installing on an AD controller.
6. I'm installing over an console RDP session.

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[2] Interpreting line <CloseKey:> -- ID:31259 --
[5/13/2009 7:16:18 PM] [2] Interpreting line <OpenMachineKey:SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services> -- ID:31259 --
[5/13/2009 7:16:18 PM] [2] Interpreting line <CreateSecureKey:MSExchangeIS\ParametersPrivate> -- ID:31259 --
[5/13/2009 7:16:18 PM] [2]  CInsParser::ScProcessLine (f:\08.01.0240\sources\dev\admin\src\libs\exsetup\hiddenw1.cxx:1199)
           Error code 0XC007007A (122): The data area passed to a system call is too small.
[5/13/2009 7:16:18 PM] [2] Processing file 'C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\Setup\data\mdb_reg.ins', at or near line 77 (CreateSecureKey:MSExchangeIS\ParametersPrivate) -- ID:31111 -- CInsParser::ScProcessLine (f:\08.01.0240\sources\dev\admin\src\libs\exsetup\hiddenw1.cxx:488)
           Error code 0XC007007A (122): The data area passed to a system call is too small.
[5/13/2009 7:16:18 PM] [2] Registry file name: 'C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\Setup\data\mdb_reg.ins' CRegistryManager::ScProcessFile (f:\08.01.0240\sources\dev\admin\src\udog\setupbase\tools\regmgr.cxx:125)
           Error code 0XC007007A (122): The data area passed to a system call is too small.
[5/13/2009 7:16:18 PM] [2] Filename = 'C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\Setup\data\mdb_reg' CBaseAtom::ScRunRegistryFile (f:\08.01.0240\sources\dev\admin\src\udog\setupbase\basecomp\baseatom.cxx:1379)
           Error code 0XC007007A (122): The data area passed to a system call is too small.
[5/13/2009 7:16:18 PM] [2] Leaving CBaseAtom(Information Store Service)::ScRunRegistryFile
[5/13/2009 7:16:18 PM] [2] Filename = 'C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\Setup\data\mdb_reg' CBaseAtom::ScAddRegistryKeys (f:\08.01.0240\sources\dev\admin\src\udog\setupbase\basecomp\baseatom.cxx:1249)
           Error code 0XC007007A (122): The data area passed to a system call is too small.
[5/13/2009 7:16:18 PM] [2] Leaving CBaseAtom(Information Store Service)::ScAddRegistryKeys
[5/13/2009 7:16:18 PM] [2]  CAtomBaseMDB::ScAddRegistryKeys (f:\08.01.0240\sources\dev\admin\src\udog\exsetdata\components\server\a_basemdb.cxx:132)
           Error code 0XC007007A (122): The data area passed to a system call is too small.
[5/13/2009 7:16:18 PM] [2] Leaving CAtomBaseMDB::ScAddRegistryKeys
[5/13/2009 7:16:18 PM] [2]  CBaseAtom::ScAdd (f:\08.01.0240\sources\dev\admin\src\udog\setupbase\basecomp\baseatom.cxx:639)
           Error code 0XC007007A (122): The data area passed to a system call is too small.
[5/13/2009 7:16:18 PM] [2] Leaving CBaseAtom(Information Store Service)::ScAdd
[5/13/2009 7:16:18 PM] [2] Service = 'MSExchangeIS' CBaseServiceAtom::ScAdd (f:\08.01.0240\sources\dev\admin\src\udog\setupbase\basecomp\basesvcatom.cxx:203)
           Error code 0XC007007A (122): The data area passed to a system call is too small.
[5/13/2009 7:16:18 PM] [2] Leaving CBaseServiceAtom(Information Store Service)::ScAdd
[5/13/2009 7:16:18 PM] [2] mode = 'Install' (61953) CBaseAtom::ScSetup (f:\08.01.0240\sources\dev\admin\src\udog\setupbase\basecomp\baseatom.cxx:535)
           Error code 0XC007007A (122): The data area passed to a system call is too small.
[5/13/2009 7:16:18 PM] [2]  ScSetupAtom (f:\08.01.0240\sources\dev\admin\src\udog\exsetdata\exsetds.cxx:897)
           Error code 0XC007007A (122): The data area passed to a system call is too small.
[5/13/2009 7:16:18 PM] [2] Leaving ScSetupAtom
[5/13/2009 7:16:18 PM] [2] [ERROR] An error occurred. The error code was 3221684346. The message was The data area passed to a system call is too small..
[5/13/2009 7:16:18 PM] [1] The following 1 error(s) occurred during task execution:
[5/13/2009 7:16:18 PM] [1] 0.  ErrorRecord: An error occurred. The error code was 3221684346. The message was The data area passed to a system call is too small..
[5/13/2009 7:16:18 PM] [1] 0.  ErrorRecord: Microsoft.Exchange.Management.Deployment.ExsetdataException: An error occurred. The error code was 3221684346. The message was The data area passed to a system call is too small..
[5/13/2009 7:16:18 PM] [1] [ERROR] An error occurred. The error code was 3221684346. The message was The data area passed to a system call is too small..
[5/13/2009 7:16:18 PM] [1] Setup is halting task execution because of one or more errors in a critical task.
[5/13/2009 7:16:18 PM] [1] Finished executing component tasks.
[5/13/2009 7:16:18 PM] [1] Ending processing.
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Try removing and reinstalling IIS
Once this is done then remove and reinstall CAS
Now try installing the Mailbox role
Instructions for IIS and CAS removal and reinstall:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/320202
 
 
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by:yudik
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Tried every compatability mode, reinstalling iis, uninstalling and reinstalling, nothing worked. Found some post referencing IIS Admin Service, after installation failed again, without restarting restarted IIS Admin service and reran installation in Vista SP1, run as administrator and finally Mailbox Role installed successfully.
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by:B4ict
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I triet al  opties above, reinstalling IIS,CAS  compatabiliteit mode vista , sp1, sp2, win2008 r1 with no result.
Someone have more options? help me please!
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