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2008R2 SP1 will not install

Posted on 2014-08-13
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Last Modified: 2014-08-19
This is the first time I've seen SP1 not install on several 2008R2 servers.  The error is:

ERROR: E_FAIL(0X80004005)

I've tried a few times after doing a couple of steps I found online:

2.  automount enable
3.  Restart
4.  Install SP1


Ensure that the System Reserved partition is marked active (you can do this in Disk Management or DISKPART) & If you have a 100MB System Reserved partition and it is marked active, give the partition a drive letter and reattempt the service pack installation

Any help is appreciated.  Thank you.
Question by:tonyjoewalker
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by:Seth Simmons
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what is in \windows\logs\cbs\cbs.log?  can you post?
there should be more details in there that should help determine root cause

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Just Try this.. it may work out..

To resolve this problem, adjust the value of the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Network\ registry subkey. To do this, follow these steps:
Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.
Locate and then click the following registry subkey:
In the right pane, right-click MaxNumFilters, and then click Modify.
Select the Base Decimal option, change the value to decimal 14, and then click OK.

Note The default value is 8, and the maximum value is 14.
Close the Registry Editor.
If more than 14 filter drivers are installed on your computer, you cannot resolve this problem by changing the registry subkey in step 2. In this case, remove some of the installed filter drivers to let the service pack installation succeed. You can remove network filter drivers from the properties of the network connection in the Network Connections item in Control Panel (Ncpa.cpl).
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rindi earned 2000 total points
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I'd suggest you download the OS from the m$ site, it should have SP1 integrated already and you shouldn't need to install the SP separately after the OS installation. After all if you do it by first installing the OS, then SP1, it'll take much longer and means more work.

If you really first have to install the OS without SP1, and then add SP1 later, make sure the small boot partition has enough free space. I've seen SP1 installs fail because that partition didn't have enough space.
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by:Pramod Ubhe
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You might want to use readiness tool to troubleshoot this -


Author Comment

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WOOT!  That was it.  The 100 mb system partition was full from the aalog from appasure.
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I'm somewhat confused on why you selected those comments as answers which you did. Wasn't my comment the one that mentioned that the small boot partition may not have enough room? That is the only answer you didn't accept!

Author Comment

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SORRY!   I knew it was in there somewhere, but I couldn't find it.  Is there a way to change it?
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Use the "Request Attention" option.

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