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!