Cannot install WINS, IIS on server 2008 r2

Hi All,

I have been banging my head on this one for about two weeks.

I cannot install WINS and IIS onto my server. Server is also a AD DC, DNS, file server. Installing WINS will return event id 1617: "Installation failed. A restart is required." That's it, nothing else. Multiple restarts gets me nowhere.

I did find this: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/winserverwsus/thread/096cd3c2-59c6-49ca-9d1a-a71c53839e85 that instructs me to disable the Windows Activation Process but this is already disabled. Later in the thread, someone suggests turning it on; I tried and same result.

Is there something I'm missing or somewhere else in the event viewer I should be looking at?

Any help appreciated! Happy New Year!
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jaspherAuthor Commented:
The above does not apply to me, Checksur returns no errors. Also cannot reinstall sp1 as some guides have advised. So back at square one..
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mark_gaoCommented:
before installing wins/iis,you must have installed or upgraded some software or componenet of windows,and these installations havn't finished before you restart server.
and you can't install wins/iis.
you need to restart you server first ,and install wins/iis again.
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jaspherAuthor Commented:
Hi Mark,
I've tried restarting multiple times before trying an install. I still come up with the same error.
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jaspherAuthor Commented:
Just following up.. The only way was to reinstall the OS.
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jaspherAuthor Commented:
All similar issues pointed to OS reinstall..
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