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Inside Windows® Server 2003 by William Boswell

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Correcting Common Setup Problems

Setting up and configuring a server makes for a long afternoon. Hopefully you're done in time to go home for supper. If not, here are a few hints to help you at least make it home for the evening news.

The first thing to do is look for clues about what happened. Setup leaves behind several records of what it did and how it did it. If you can keep the machine operating for a little while, look for the following files in the \Windows folder:

  • Setuplog.txt. Describes in detail each driver and service that was loaded and each DLL that was registered during the character phase of Setup.

  • Setupact.log. Describes the file operations that took place during the Graphic phase of Setup.

  • Setuperr.log. Lists any errors that ...

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