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Server 2003 SP1 "not a valid Win 32 app"

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  • Server 2003 SP1 "not a valid Win 32 app"

    I have set up an evaluation version of Server 2003 (part of preparing for my second crack at 70-291). I downloaded Service Pack 1 from this site but when I try to install it I get "WindowsServer2003-KB889101-SP1-x86-ENU.exe is not a valid Win 32 application"

    I have tried Google and searching Petri and Microsoft but I can't find anything that seems relevant. The server is running under Virtual PC.

    Thanks in advance.

  • #2
    Re: Server 2003 SP1 "not a valid Win 32 app"

    Perhaps a corrupt download??

    I've installed SP1 on Windows 2003 eval many times and it's always been fine.

    Try downlaoding it again

    Michael Armstrong
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    • #3
      Re: Server 2003 SP1 "not a valid Win 32 app"

      Ditto Michael. You could also try and extract the file from the SP and see if it errors. That would indicated the the SP was corrupt.
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