2003 R2: repair cant find: install.exe, iexplorer.exe

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by Beemer Biker, Dec 25, 2008.

  1. Beemer Biker

    Beemer Biker Guest

    I am stuck and it appears I will have to re-install 2003 R2 Standard unless
    I can get some help.

    I did a repair of 2003 R2 as follows: Booted the 2003 R2 CD, let it find
    the already installed 2003 R2 and told it to do a repair. The repair went
    ok and about %75 thru I was asked to provide "install.exe" from the 2nd cd.
    This did not exist and a google indicated this was a known problem and that
    I should have uninstalled dot net 2 first. That would not have been
    possible even if had read it before I started the repair. ie: I could not
    boot.

    I canceled and the install went a littler further and I was then asked for
    iexplorer.exe. Since I didnt have that handy I skipped that. When the
    system finally booted it was missing iexplorer and I installed FF (I did
    have that handy) to be able to access the internet.

    I downloaded an installed ie7 but was unable to get windows update to work.
    Services.msc shows BITS not running and it wont start up as it says
    something is missing. I started RPC up which was required by BITS, and
    AFAICT all the dependencies are up and running.

    I read where I could uninstall dotnet 2 and then do the repair. Another
    suggestion I got from googleing was to unpack dotnet 2 and when the repair
    asks for the install.exe, then supply the cd with the dotnet 2. I assume I
    can find iexplorer.exe and do the same thing.

    This seems such a kludge, is there anything cleaner I can do?

    The problem came about when I cloned a small SCSI and migrated it to a large
    IDE. It would constantly reboot, even in safe mode, so I attempted a repair
    install.

    TIA
     
    Beemer Biker, Dec 25, 2008
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  2. Could it be that you missed iexplorer.exe because it's "iexplore.exe"?
     
    Pegasus \(MVP\), Dec 25, 2008
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  3. Beemer Biker

    Beemer Biker Guest

    With FF, I haven't missed much. However, I will keep L00king under the xmas
    tree till I find it.
     
    Beemer Biker, Dec 25, 2008
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