OCS 2007 R2 Install Failure

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During the install I get a "Failed To Find node:" /configuration/system.webServer/security/authentication/windowsAuthentication in XML file" error.  I have read numerous posts on this, and they all seem to point back to a backup Applicationhost.conf file - which I don't have and everything else on IIS is working fine, or reinstalling IIS, which is not an option as it is SBS running exchange, etc.  I really don't want to call MS for this issue - and am looking for some guidance.  Thanks!
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Just a shot here BUT ... depending on what it is looking for in that node reference check the file and see if you can find the node reference in question.   I have seen problems on other machines (not specifically this problem) where something was trying to access "localhost" and this was not enabled in the host file on the machine.  Since you are working on an SBS server and all of the services are on the same server it made me think that it could be a self reference from the host file that is causing the problem.

Just a thought.

If you can find out what the reference is in the file that is causing the problem then we should be able to get more specific in determining what the cause of the error is.

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