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Installing Windows 2003 Resource Kit

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I am attempting to run rktools.exe on a Windows 2003 Server r2 Standard. Unfortunately, during the preinstallation windows, I get a error which states: Setup has detected that you are running the "MCI command handling window" application. Setup requires this application to be closed. Please close the application and run setup again. The result of clicking OK is that the installation fails.

There is no application running in the taskbar.  There are, however, 70other processes running as a service. Any have any experience with this . . .

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by:SylvainDrapeau
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Hello !

MCI controls multimedia devices such as your CD-ROM drive, wave output devices, etc. Try shutting down any multimedia software (Winamp, Media Player, Any Roxio software, Nero...) and try again. You can not (to my knowledge) shut down MCI itself but you can shut down any software using it.

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Can't image what this could be . . . no media player, no Roxio no Nero . . .
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by:Krzysztof Pytko
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Do you have opened Help and Support window during that process ? If so, please close it and try once again. If not, do you have any entries in event viewer related to this problem?
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Before posting the question, I had already come across the Paul Randall's documentation on the matter. Unfortunately, there is no support/help window open.  MCI installation is all that I have initiated. There are 70 other services running in the background. It has to be one of these and unfortunately, I just don't know which it is. The server is a production (healthcare) server not easy to find down time for this lovely guy.
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try to use in command-line

taskkill /F /FI "WINDOWTITLE eq MCI command handling window"
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