Cannot install IIS in Windows with SP2 - Please help!


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Hello. Can anyone offer advice on this problem? In brief, I am trying to
install IIS on my XP Pro with SP2 PC (via Control Panel -> Add Windows
Components), and tells me it needs admxprox.dll from the SP2 CD. However,
there is not admxprox.dll on the SP2 CD.

Many more details follow...

I'm nearly sure that I had upgraded to SP2 via an automatic download.
Nonetheless, when I tried to install IIS (via Add Windows Components), I was
told to insert the Service Pack 2 CD, which I didn't So I borrowed one from a
friend, and inserted it when the installation process told me to, but still
no luck. So I double clicked the SP2 CD to explore it, and got the Autoplay
program, which wanted to install SP2, do I permitted it to do so and
restarted as required.

Once again I tried to install IIS, and once again it asked for the Service
Pack
2 CD. This time it was trying to find a file called admxprox.dll, which I
believe
is actually different from the one it was asking for the first time (whose
name
I've forgotten), so maybe the installation of Service Pack 2 got us further
along.

For what it's worth, the IIS installation program defaults to F:\i386 as the
place to browse for admxprox.dll (where F is, in fact, the drive letter of
the CD drive where I inserted the Service Pack 2 CD). Unfortunately there is
no i386 folder on that CD.

There IS an i386 folder in my Windows\System\ServicePackFiles directory, but
alas it contains no file named admxprox.dll. It does contain admexs.dll and
admwprox.dll, both dated 8/4/2004, which I presume must be the approximate
date that SP2 came out.

I then conducted a full virus scan and nothing was found but some cookies,
after which I went through the SP2 Autoplay installation all over again, and
tried yet again to install IIS via Add Windows Components. Same result. It
still wants admxprox.dll.

Note also: Since the computer was sold to me with XP already on it by a
no-name shop, Microsoft refuses to help me for free. The shop who sold it to
me is 1,000 miles from where I live now and I don't even know their phone
number. Nevertheless, my license key for XP is valid, as confirmed by
Microsoft when I had to reinstall after a disk crash.

Please help!
The aforementioned i386 folder has an update date of 2/16/2006 at 9:39 pm,
which
is, in fact, when I let the Autoplay installation program do its thing.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
 
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Nepatsfan

In
Peyton Todd said:
Hello. Can anyone offer advice on this problem? In brief, I
am trying
to install IIS on my XP Pro with SP2 PC (via Control Panel ->
Add
Windows Components), and tells me it needs admxprox.dll from
the SP2
CD. However, there is not admxprox.dll on the SP2 CD.

Many more details follow...

I'm nearly sure that I had upgraded to SP2 via an automatic
download.
Nonetheless, when I tried to install IIS (via Add Windows
Components), I was told to insert the Service Pack 2 CD,
which I
didn't So I borrowed one from a friend, and inserted it when
the
installation process told me to, but still no luck. So I
double
clicked the SP2 CD to explore it, and got the Autoplay
program, which
wanted to install SP2, do I permitted it to do so and
restarted as
required.

Once again I tried to install IIS, and once again it asked
for the
Service Pack
2 CD. This time it was trying to find a file called
admxprox.dll,
which I believe
is actually different from the one it was asking for the
first time
(whose name
I've forgotten), so maybe the installation of Service Pack 2
got us
further along.

For what it's worth, the IIS installation program defaults to
F:\i386
as the place to browse for admxprox.dll (where F is, in fact,
the
drive letter of the CD drive where I inserted the Service
Pack 2 CD).
Unfortunately there is no i386 folder on that CD.

There IS an i386 folder in my Windows\System\ServicePackFiles
directory, but alas it contains no file named admxprox.dll.
It does
contain admexs.dll and admwprox.dll, both dated 8/4/2004,
which I
presume must be the approximate date that SP2 came out.

I then conducted a full virus scan and nothing was found but
some
cookies, after which I went through the SP2 Autoplay
installation all
over again, and tried yet again to install IIS via Add
Windows
Components. Same result. It still wants admxprox.dll.

Note also: Since the computer was sold to me with XP already
on it by
a no-name shop, Microsoft refuses to help me for free. The
shop who
sold it to me is 1,000 miles from where I live now and I
don't even
know their phone number. Nevertheless, my license key for XP
is
valid, as confirmed by Microsoft when I had to reinstall
after a disk
crash.

Please help!
The aforementioned i386 folder has an update date of
2/16/2006 at
9:39 pm, which
is, in fact, when I let the Autoplay installation program do
its
thing.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

The installation routine isn't asking for the Service Pack 2
CD. It's asking for an XP installation CD that contains SP2.
Hopefully, your computer came with an XP installation CD. You
may have to integrate Service Pack 2 into the files from the
original installation CD.

You can leave the integrated installation files on your hard
drive and point the IIS installation routine to the new I386
folder or create what's called a "slipstreamed" installation CD
and browse to the I386 folder on the new CD.

Here's info on integrating SP2 into the files from your
original installation CD.

How to integrate Windows XP Service Pack 2 files into the
Windows XP installation folder
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/900871

Here's information on creating a "slipstreamed" XP installation
CD.

Create a Slip Stream version of Windows XP
http://www.webtree.ca/windowsxp/slipstream.htm

Since you already have an SP2 CD, you'll only need these files
to complete the procedure.

AutoStreamer 1.0.33
http://fileforum.betanews.com/detail/1092632287/1

CDBurner XPPro
http://www.cdburnerxp.se/download.php

Here are some other resources on this procedure.

How to use AutoStreamer to Slipstream Windows XP Service Pack 2
http://www.simplyguides.net/guides/using_autostreamer/using_autostreamer.html

Slipstreamed Windows XP CD Using SP2
http://www.theeldergeek.com/slipstreamed_xpsp2_cd.htm

Slipstreaming Windows XP Service Pack 2 and Create Bootable CD
http://www.helpwithwindows.com/WindowsXP/winxp-sp2-bootcd.html

How can I slipstream service packs into the Windows 2000,
Windows XP or Windows Server 2003 media?
http://www.petri.co.il/windows_2000_xp_sp_slipstreaming.htm

Universal Windows Slipstreaming and Bootable CD Guide
http://www.msfn.org/articles.php?action=show&showarticle=49

One last piece of information, when you browse for files that
the installation routine is looking for they'll show up in the
I386 folder as something like admxprox.dl_. That's OK.

Good luck

Nepatsfan
 

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