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I keep getting an error when trying to reinstall IIS and WSUS after I had them installed previously then uninstalled them.  Any ideas?  Server 2008 Standard SP2

Web Server (IIS): Installation failed


 <Error>: Attempt to install IIS 6 Metabase Compatibility failed with error code 0x8000FFFF. Catastrophic failure (Exception from HRESULT: 0x8000FFFF (E_UNEXPECTED))

 <Error>: Attempt to install IIS Management Console failed with error code 0x8000FFFF. Catastrophic failure (Exception from HRESULT: 0x8000FFFF (E_UNEXPECTED))

 <Error>: Attempt to install Windows Authentication failed with error code 0x8000FFFF. Catastrophic failure (Exception from HRESULT: 0x8000FFFF (E_UNEXPECTED))

 <Error>: Attempt to install Request Filtering failed with error code 0x8000FFFF. Catastrophic failure (Exception from HRESULT: 0x8000FFFF (E_UNEXPECTED))

 <Error>: Attempt to install ISAPI Extensions failed with error code 0x8000FFFF. Catastrophic failure (Exception from HRESULT: 0x8000FFFF (E_UNEXPECTED))

 <Error>: Attempt to install HTTP Logging failed with error code 0x8000FFFF. Catastrophic failure (Exception from HRESULT: 0x8000FFFF (E_UNEXPECTED))

 <Error>: Attempt to install Request Monitor failed with error code 0x8000FFFF. Catastrophic failure (Exception from HRESULT: 0x8000FFFF (E_UNEXPECTED))

 <Error>: Attempt to install ISAPI Filters failed with error code 0x8000FFFF. Catastrophic failure (Exception from HRESULT: 0x8000FFFF (E_UNEXPECTED))

 <Error>: Attempt to install Static Content Compression failed with error code 0x8000FFFF. Catastrophic failure (Exception from HRESULT: 0x8000FFFF (E_UNEXPECTED))

 <Error>: Attempt to install Static Content failed with error code 0x8000FFFF. Catastrophic failure (Exception from HRESULT: 0x8000FFFF (E_UNEXPECTED))

 <Error>: Attempt to install HTTP Errors failed with error code 0x8000FFFF. Catastrophic failure (Exception from HRESULT: 0x8000FFFF (E_UNEXPECTED))

 <Error>: Attempt to install Directory Browsing failed with error code 0x8000FFFF. Catastrophic failure (Exception from HRESULT: 0x8000FFFF (E_UNEXPECTED))

 <Error>: Attempt to install Dynamic Content Compression failed with error code 0x8000FFFF. Catastrophic failure (Exception from HRESULT: 0x8000FFFF (E_UNEXPECTED))

 <Error>: Attempt to install Default Document failed with error code 0x8000FFFF. Catastrophic failure (Exception from HRESULT: 0x8000FFFF (E_UNEXPECTED))

 <Error>: Attempt to install IIS 6 Management Console failed with error code 0x8000FFFF. Catastrophic failure (Exception from HRESULT: 0x8000FFFF (E_UNEXPECTED))

 <Error>: Attempt to install Management Service failed with error code 0x8000FFFF. Catastrophic failure (Exception from HRESULT: 0x8000FFFF (E_UNEXPECTED))

 <Error>: Attempt to install .NET Extensibility failed with error code 0x8000FFFF. Catastrophic failure (Exception from HRESULT: 0x8000FFFF (E_UNEXPECTED))

 <Error>: Attempt to install ASP.NET failed with error code 0x8000FFFF. Catastrophic failure (Exception from HRESULT: 0x8000FFFF (E_UNEXPECTED))
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Nope, didn't work.  Doesn't seem like that relates to my issue either.  I already have IIS uninstalled and can't reinstall it now.
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That one is for Server 2008 R2.  I have Server 2008 Standard SP2.  Not R2.


In those directions, it says the line has been changed in "R2".

The issue ocurs because within the ServerManagerCmdInputIIS.xml file there is a feature listed for installation called "NET-XPS-Viewer", this feature name has now changed to "XPS-Viewer" on Windows Server 2008 R2, and hence it fails to find the feature and installation aborts.
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Have you tried uninstalling "Windows Process Activation Service" ?


http://forums.iis.net/t/1154548.aspx
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