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W2K Server update problem

I am building a server to host my own website and during an update, I've run into a problem. Once the computer has rebooted I get a window asking me to finish the installation by configuring certain services and programs that appear down the left side of the window that are clickable. Such as Web Server as a submenu choice.

When I click the main part of the window "Finish Install" the Add-Remove Programs list window appears, with an error window saying the res=appz.cpl/(filename here) isn't registered. Clicking that error window closed produces one item in the list window of Add-Remove Programs (the IIS component) and nothing else, and I'm back at the main screen waiting for me to click on the left menu items to configure them.

I attempted to go to Control Panel/Add-Remove Programs and it is the only icon that doesn't work...nothing happens when I click on it, so I couldn't add/remove any components if I wanted to via that method in order to try to fix whatever the error message previously is trying to tell me.

Does anybody have any ideas regarding what may have happened and how I fix it? I realize I didn't give the entire error message, and I will go back to try to recreate it (it's predictable by rebooting) and post an addendum here.

Thanks for any thoughts you might have before I get back here. I've been away from W2K Pro for quite awhile and can't recall how to replace files that might be corrupt or there an SFC program for it?


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Yes, SFC is in this version.

But I haven't run IIS in some 5 years. I've been helping people migrate to Apache so my IIS skills are almost non-existent.

Here's why. IIS is a minefield of security issues. While it was easy to get IIS up and running, the needed lockdown takes days. Maybe less if there is some checksheet, but I don't have it.


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From what I understand

and I may not be understanding the whole picture, but Front Page Extensions need to have IIS in place to work properly. Do you know if that's true? My site has been created with Front Page (I like the program no matter what others say about it).

The error message I get is the following:

The reboot gives a window with a link that says "finish install" (this window has a menu down the left side with various components that can be configured). As soon as I click "finish install", the error window appears:

res://appwiz.cpl/ Line:225 Class Not Registered

If I click OK on the error, the Add-Remove Programs window appears defaulted to the Components tab, with IIS listed. If I click on it, the Configure button appears, and if I click on that button, the following error appears:

res://appwiz.cpl/default.hta line:62 Object Required (Remote Installation Services)

It goes no further.....however, if I go to Control Panel and click Add-Remove Programs, that window now comes up (it didn't before) but says there are no programs to list and it's empty. It doesn't even list 'hotfixes' or anything else from MS.

There is also a window during the boot that comes up before the log in that says "a service or device failed to load", but there is no indication about what it might be.

I do not have this computer hooked up to my network or router or anything.....just a dial up at this point in order to get the updates for it, so I'm assuming that the 'service or device' not being loaded have to do with the lan/network devices not being hooked up or configured yet. Would this error be moving hand-in-hand with the other error(s) I'm receiving?


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That's not true with FP2000 and a later version.

I have such installed and IIS was not installed on either. However, this google does note this error and how others deal with it.

Best of luck,


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