As much as I usually don't recommend updating browsers on a server, in this
case, I'd recommend installing IE8. Most of the MMC snap-ins use the IE
engine for display purposes, so a broken IE install will cause problems
throughout the server. underlying services will be fine, but display-wise
(And thsu managing the server) is going to be impossible.
Hopefully installing IE8 will re-register any missing dll's and give you a
functional IE engine.
As always, have a backup handy. NOT just a system-state!
"Bill Glidden" <bill@newsgroup> wrote in message
> This server was in the middle of installing 35 updates but could not get
> past 31 of 35, due to WWW publication service's inability to be stopped.
> After the server was manually restarted the following services could not
> start automatically or manually:
> - www publishing service
> - exchange routing engine
> - smtp service
> I did a couple of reboots with the same result.
> I did a restore of System State from the night before the failed updates
> and the server then started with all services running correctly and all
> looked normal. I have cancelled all the updates until I find out which one
> may have borked the server.
> Looking at this server now I notice that, while all is OK from the
> clients' side several things are still broken, e.g.:
> - IE 7 will not launch (nothing happens at all, IE event log is empty and
> no system or app log errors)
> - SBS management console borked. Looks OK until you click on almost any
> object under "home page" and can only get "manage internet and e-mail"
> - in control panel/internet options does not do anything
> This looks like it might be IIS-related, at least partially but I'm unsure
> how best to troubleshoot this. Any ideas, anyone? BPA finds zilch event
> logs are ugly, but that's mostly because of a couple of dirty restarts.
> Maybe I will clear the logs and restart the server again tonight and see
> what the errors are.