We have put RC-2 on the Vista download site. It has not yet appeared on the MSDN and Technet member sites, although we have said it will do, so expect it to appear there in the next day or two.
I tried upgrading my RC1 build 5600 to RC2 build 5744 without success. As a matter of fact, Windows went through copying files, gathering files, expanding files and installing features and updates without any issue. It is only on the last step, completing upgrade, that that I get an error message stating that "Windows could not configure one or more system components. To install Windows, restart the computer and then restart the installation". Even following this piece of advice does not seem to solve. I have done it three times by the way. Could you please help? my system configuration: Pentium 4 CPU 3.oo GHz, 2.00 GB RAM, ATI Radeon 9600 series.
I just did a clean install, twice, from 2 seperate burns of the iso to rule out corrupt DVD.
There seems to be a issue with Build 5744.
When the install was taking place,and it came to restart, it failed, I had to everytime press the reset button on the PC.
Also with build 5744 installed there is a restart and shutdown issue.
The OS shows it is logging off, shutting down or restarting, then at the point of restart ,the screen just goes blank-and turned off, have to do a hard reset again.
I was running build 5600 and 5728 with no problems.
Did a clean fresh install of build 5744 twice now, with no luck.
Shut down and restart issues remain.
Downloading has been a pain. First two attempts had a fatal error. Third attempt downloaded perfectly, but was put into a virtual temp folder and virtually disappeared. On my 4th attempt now. Turned off protected mode and if it succeeds, .....
For what it's worth, I had the same symptom ("could not configure one or more system components").
I looked through all the log files which were modified during the installation, and noticed a error about a failure reading the IIS metabase.
I removed Virtual Server R2 and IIS completely, and then was able to install successfully.
ps: Your problem might not be IIS, but checking the logs might help.
Comparing the logs was made much easier by using Robocopy and Windiff
robocopy c:\ d:\logs.before *.log /s /w:1 /r:1
robocopy c:\ d:\logs.after *.log /s /w:1 /r:1
windiff d:\logs.before d:\logs.after
(Ignore any errors about open logs - registry hives and such can't be copied.)
CW, how have been able to remove IIS 7 completely from RC1? From what I know this Windows feature can only be disabled under Vista.