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    WDS install wants a non-existent file

    Here's the scenario... newly built Server 2003 x64 server with a fresh install of WDS. I need to set this up in mixed mode for the time being so I go to the legacy mode tool to do the initial config.

    Here's the problem... the server asks for the XP disc which I duly give it and then it decides it wants the Server 2003 x64 installation disc. I put that in and it says it wants a 'win51is' file. This file does not exist and any of my Server installation discs and is nowhere within my Server installation folder.

    HELP!

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    installing Windows 2003 R2 Small Business Server

    Says that win51is is standard server 2003.

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    System Admin Tips: WIN51IS.SP1
    This link explains this a bit better

    Basically its a product Identifier (Win51IS.Sp1 = Server 2003 Standard with SP1, etc)

    Is this file on your CD (usually the root of the CD)?

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    When you slipstream a service pack into Windows Server, WIN51IS.SP1 or WIN51IS.SP2 is created. If you make a copy of the i386 folder to your hard drive (for example), make sure you also include either of the two files within this i386 folder.

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    The problem is that the file is not on the CD. We are talking about a genuine MS media kit here too!

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    You could try manually slipstreaming an older xp disk which should result in those files being produced.

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