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Unable to install KB2705118 (WHS 2011 Rollup 3)

Posted on 2012-09-22
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Last Modified: 2013-12-02

I am having major problems with my WHS 2011 which I hope someone can assist with. No matter what I do I am unable to reinstall Rollup 3.

The problem was discovered when I tried to add my MediaCenter PC and it kept failing to add to the server and the event log kept saying that the kb2705129 cab was corrupt. I uninstalled KB2705118 on the WHS, rebooted then tried to reinstall it to no avail. It failed to install so I then followed the MS guide at MS KB2509997 again to no avail. I've also tried renaming the system32\catroot2, and SoftwareDistribution\Download and Datastore folders to no avail.

When I run SFC /SCANNOW from an elevated CMD prompt on the server the log does show corruption and I have attached the CBS Log here should anyone be able to help.

Please can anyone offer a solution to this so I can cure the corrupt files and get the Rollup reinstalled as I really don't want to reinstall the server from scratch.


Question by:DeepSeaPLC
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Expert Comment

ID: 38425185
Have you tried a cab file repair tool at all? I haven't tried any of these as I've never had the specific issue, but it is a common issue on boards and might be worth an exploration:


Accepted Solution

DeepSeaPLC earned 0 total points
ID: 38428999
I found that it was a corrupt package manifest in the windows\servicing folder that was causing me the problem however the quickest way to repair it was to format the server and reinstall.


Author Closing Comment

ID: 38446877
The suggestion provided by the other user was now suitable for this problem. Reinstalling the system was the quickest way to get system back online.

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