Greetings everyone, just wondering if I can verify and/or get a bit of assistance on an issue I am having...
I am doing a fresh install for the first time of BES414 on a Server03 box, which I (apparently shouldn't have?) ran all updates on after getting just the OS on board. The updates of course included Server03 SP2.
I am following the RIM provided instructions step by step (and having to do quite a bit of extra research along the way to clear up contradicting steps or steps which are not nearly detailed enough, all of which has become quite annoying), and am to the point of installing "MDAC 2.8 SP1 or MDAC 2.8 SP2"... and I am stuck, and really hoping that I am not reading and understanding what I think am from another thread that is nearly 3 years old and is closed...
So - I am posting - referencing an antiquated thread - to see if I am in fact understanding this correctly, and it does in fact need to be done...
When I go to the MDAC Download page (MDAC Downloads
), as instructed in Pre-Install steps (it says to install either 2.8SP1 or 2.8SP2) - the first problem is there is no MDAC 2.8SP2... only SP1.
The 2nd problem occurs when trying to install the MDAC SP1... I receive an error message indicating that the OS (Server03 SP2) is not supported to install MDAC2.8SP1 and it aborts.
Searching based on that error, I landed here on bbf, and subsequent searching yielded this thread: Windows 2003 SP 1 = MDAC 2.8 SP1?
According to that thread - I have to roll the server back to 2003 SP1 in order to install MDAC... which poses the 3rd problem. Is this in fact the case? Can anyone verify??? There is a link in that thread on how to do it without rolling back, but it is a bad link.
Now - I ran the MDAC analysis tool on the MDAC install page, and it keeps coming back with "unknown version", so I went into the registry and located the following:
Should I assume it is not MDAC2.8SP1 or 2?
On top of all that - if I do have to indeed roll back - that presents problem #4 - as I never went from SP1 to SP2 in the first place... but the updates went straight to SP2. If I go back, then apply SP1 - of course I will lose damn near everything I have been working for the last day and a half to set up on this server so I can get BES installed on it - providing I can even find SP1. Can I then go back to SP2, or should I leave it alone?
Lastly - if this is in fact the case - why in the HELL wouldn't RIM publish clearly in their wonderful online install docs NOT to apply SP2 to the OS before letting you get elbows-deep into it!?!?
Not meaning to rant - but I have had entire domain migrations go smoother than installing this bloody system for my company. Could anyone shed some light on this and hopefully show me some good news?
Thanks in advance...