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!
jaspherAsked:
Who is Participating?

[Product update] Infrastructure Analysis Tool is now available with Business Accounts.Learn More

x
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

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..
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.
Protecting & Securing Your Critical Data

Considering 93 percent of companies file for bankruptcy within 12 months of a disaster that blocked access to their data for 10 days or more, planning for the worst is just smart business. Learn how Acronis Backup integrates security at every stage

jaspherAuthor Commented:
Hi Mark,
I've tried restarting multiple times before trying an install. I still come up with the same error.
jaspherAuthor Commented:
Just following up.. The only way was to reinstall the OS.

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
jaspherAuthor Commented:
All similar issues pointed to OS reinstall..
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Windows Server 2008

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.