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Exchange 2003 SP2 Install Fails because of MSXML
While building a new Exchange 2003 server I was installing Service Pack 2 and came across an interesting issue: Setup failed while installing sub-component Exchange ActiveSync with error code 0xC0070643 (please consult the installatoin logs for a detailed description). You may cancel the installation or try the failed setup again. Digging into the installation logs I see it's trying to install MSXML: [18:52:22] Calling MSXML installer with command line: "msiexec /i msxml3.msi /q reboot="ReallySuppress""[18... ......

Posted On Friday, January 27, 2006 9:11 PM

Removing the WMIISLog Folder (not)
Most server administrators separate their content from their system data (at least I think they do :) ). Content that grows will from time-to-time get by the monitoring process and bring a server to a halt because there is insufficient space on the sytem drive to continue. As I built up another test server image I had a desire to delete the c:\wmpub\wmiislog folder which Windows Media Services leaves behind. From explorer you can't delete this folder because it is in use. But what is using it? After ......

Posted On Thursday, January 26, 2006 12:28 PM

You'd think they would have it fixed after 10 generations?
So it's time to actually deploy a real anti-virus vendor here at the office. We've run out of our free one year trial of CA e-Trust. So we closed our eyes, and of the vendors which support all of the stuff we need (ISA Server, SharePoint, Exchange, Windows) we threw darts. Symantec got the dart and what a ride it has been. First was the challenge of testing the client installation. Got to love the developers for forgetting that processes can hang and the user needs to be informed during installation. ......

Posted On Friday, January 20, 2006 6:22 PM

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