Installation of IIS on Server 2003 fails

Posted on 2014-08-20
Last Modified: 2014-08-26

I am trying to install IIS with the basic settings using the Manager your Server wizard.  However, i keep getting an "The application could not be intialized" error message.

It then says I should try again, but just repeats the problem.

It's on Win Server 2003 R2 with SP2

Any idea how I can fix this please?

Thanks in advance
Question by:Tony
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    by:Dirk Kotte
    mostly no problem ...
    do you have running some other software already?
    is the port 80 / 443 used by another software?
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    I managed to resolve this myself.  After I went to Add/Remove Programs, and then add/remove windows components, it was coming up with missing .dll errors

    1)  Go to C:\WINDOWS\system32\ShellExt\Setup

    2)  Copy all the files and paste into C:\WINDOWS\system32\Setup

    3)  Make sure to select no for files that are already present

    Once the missing files have been replaced, everything seems to work with IIS and others
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    Resolved the problem myself, resolution above

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