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Repair Launcher.exe in SBS 2008 when in stop half way through

I have tried everything to get the Launcher.exe program to run on my workstation, I have a laptop that joined the domain with no problem, but the workstation I am concerned with start the launcher.exe program and then when it starts the program half way through it says, "windows SBS 2008 connect computer has stopped working" then it stops the program and you have to start all over. I have already checked and fixed DNS, DHCP and Roll up 3,4,5 for the SBS 2008 server. It seems to be something with this workstation and the program, any thoughts?

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Rob WilliamsCommented:
In order to use the http://connect wizard to join an SBS 2008 domain, several things have to be in place:
1) Rollup 3 or higher must be installed on the SBS
2) The client should use DHCP and the SBS be the DHCP server
  -if not the client must point ONLY to the SBS for DNS, you cannot have an alternate such as an ISP or router
  -you should add the domain suffix (YourDomain.local) under the TCP/IP properties | advanced | DNS | “DNS suffix for this connection” box
3) you can only have one network adapter enabled. If a second such as a wireless, you must disable until joined to the domain. Not just disconnect, but disable.

On rare occasions there may be a Ghost NIC still present, seen as a second NIC. To remove:
Open a command window on the connecting PC, with elevated privileges
enter:   set devmgr_show_nonpresent_devices=1
Open the device manager console
On the menu bar go to View | Show Hidden devices
Look for a faded icon indicating a Ghost adapter, or you can remove all NICs to play is safe, but make sure you have the necessary drivers first.
Reboot, install drivers if necessary, and try connecting again to http://connect

However it sounds like you are getting beyond the point where the above issues come into play. I would try using Profwiz, instead of http://connect (Launcegr.exe) as per:
Looks like you have launcher.exe crashes. What antivirus is used by you? Have you tried to start it with antivirus and firewall turned off?
If wih antivirus turned off the issue does not got then find in program root directory file Biontlog.txt and load it here.
I want to look on your hdd configuration as well. Can you show me the screensot of windows disk management from the pc where the crashes take placea.

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