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  • SBS 2003 MSI Installer gone!

    Hi Gurus, Hope somebody can help with this one.

    I have just installed a clean version of SBS2003 following a crash, and then re-installed most of the important software (Sophos, Veritas etc.).

    I then patched it as per the MS instructions: Server 2003 SP1, Exchange SP2, SBS2003 SP1 etc.

    I then needed to install MSDE, but it said Windows Installer wasn't running. Went to the services to check and it wasn't in there at all!! I tried downloading & re-installing 3.1 V2 and it said that I already have a more recent patched version installed and therefore it won't install. Hmm ... stuck!

    Should I try uninstalling the Windows Installer completely (& how?) and re-install or try and fix the one that is allegedly on there (& how?)?

    Thanks

    Colin
    Colin

  • #2
    Re: SBS 2003 MSI Installer gone!

    How you tried to install MSDE? Whch application need the MSDE? Is there MSDE installations on the server now?
    Best Regards,

    Yuval Sinay

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/yuval14, Blog: http://blogs.microsoft.co.il/blogs/yuval14

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    • #3
      Re: SBS 2003 MSI Installer gone!

      I have tried running the install program I downloaded from MS.

      I have now checked the registry and there is no entry for MSIServer at all, but have found msiexec.exe in \system32 folder.

      Maybe I could export the reg settings from another SBS2003 server and import?

      Colin
      Colin

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      • #4
        Re: SBS 2003 MSI Installer gone!

        I have copied the reg entry in and it now appears as a service, but cannot start: Path not found. I have checked the msiexec.exe is at the correct path.

        Anybody any suggestions?

        Thanks

        Colin
        Colin

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        • #5
          Re: SBS 2003 MSI Installer gone!

          Are you using SBS Standard or Premium?

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          • #6
            Re: SBS 2003 MSI Installer gone!

            I am using Standard ... if only SBS2003 had a 'rewind' like XP ;(
            Colin

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