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Re: Hotfix installation failure

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Old 10-24-2007
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Re: Hotfix installation failure
If this is the case, why with a Win2k3 sp2 machine could I not install
exchange 2000 system manager because of "incompatibility" issues? If it's in
sp1, I shouldn't have this issue, correct?

"Susan Bradley, CPA aka Ebitz - SBS Rocks" wrote:

> It's part of Win2k3 sp1. It's ready for prime time.
>
> MowGreen [MVP] wrote:
> >> Update.inf
> >>
> >> The Update.inf file is the core configuration file for the package
> >> installer. All packages include this file. It takes a modified name
> >> for multi-branch-aware installations.

> >
> > Suugest you extract the Hotifx using 7Zip or another decompression tool,
> > check to see if update.inf is included, and contains it's 'common
> > sections' :
> > http://www.microsoft.com/technet/pro...dte.mspx#E6GBG
> >
> >
> > If it checks out, move the extracted folder to the root drive and run
> > update.exe from Start > Run.
> >
> > The installation issue *might* be related to security software and/or
> > Group Policy. Or, it may be just as you state, it's 'not ready for
> > primetime'. <w>
> > If that's the case, contact the folks at MS from where the update was
> > obtained and report that it will not install.
> >
> >
> > MowGreen [MVP 2003-2008]
> > ===============
> > *-343-* FDNY
> > Never Forgotten
> > ===============
> >
> >
> >
> > nsnoonan wrote:
> >
> >> I got a windows 2003 server hotfix that needs to be installed here:
> >>
> >> http://support.microsoft.com/default...uct=winsvr2003
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> When actually attempting to install this hotfix, I get the error:
> >>
> >> "Setup could not find the update.inf file needed to update your system"
> >>
> >>
> >> I have done a good deal of forum trolling and troubleshooting,
> >> including but not limited to all the methods (to no avail) in the
> >> following link:
> >>
> >> http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;822798
> >>
> >>
> >> None of the things I've tried work. I did find this very old post
> >> detailing basically my exact experience with a final response of
> >> "well, it looks like the installer is broken... I'll tell microsoft."
> >> This thread can be found here:
> >>
> >> http://www.microsoft.com/communities...=en-us&m=1&p=1
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> I understand that the particular hotfix I'm working with isn't
> >> complete just yet, so the installer-is-broken is entirely viable. I'm
> >> wondering if this is indeed the case (eg. I can give up and wait for
> >> microsoft to fix it... not a real option in my scenario) or is there
> >> an actual fix for this?
> >>
> >> Any help whatsoever would be greatly appreciated.
> >>
> >>

>

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