error while setting up WordPress (via WPI) on a 2003 server.

I'm getting an error message saying "Value cannot be Null. Parameter name: Path1" error while setting up WordPress (via WPI) on a 2003 server (IIS 6).

It seems that the physical path field is empty and I cannot modify it because it is greyed out.
What can I do?
Reece DoddsAsked:
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RovastarConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Is it trying to install to the default website and there is none?

Anyway it is just a automated installer try installing without the web platform.
Reece DoddsAuthor Commented:
I'm not very familiar with installing and configuring MySQL and setting up a database for the manual install of WP to use though...  The WPI installed does all of this for me.
DO you have a website already set-up for website dropdown list above?

Does it have a valid physical path attached to it?
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What happens if you choose a different site?
Reece DoddsConnect With a Mentor Author Commented:
yes there is a website there already and it is working OK (just a html placeholder really).
same again with the other different sites (there is 8 of them on this server).

I fluked my way to a successful manual install.
Setting up WP was the easy part, but I downloaded and installed MySQL WorkBench (to use as a GUI) to create a new database and user (step 2 of the WP 5 minute install).

I just did the last steps of the WP config - changing the default document to index.php and restarting the website...

using an external computer, a visit to the website brings up the first time admin user setup... did that and now I'm in and working ok.

Thanks for your help mate.
Reece DoddsAuthor Commented:
It would be good to know what the issue was with the WPI though...
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