Please help. I am very server challenged but have been assigned to the task of finding out why the configuration wizard for sharepoint is failing. This is a development server running MS Window server 2003 R2 SE SP1, .NET 3.0 framework is installed. The configuration wizard bombs out and here is one of the errors in the log:
02/08/2007 09:08:14 9 ERR Task services has failed with an unknown exception
02/08/2007 09:08:14 9 ERR Exception: System.IO.FileNotFoundException: The system cannot find the file specified. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80070002)
at Microsoft.SharePoint.Search.Administration.MSSITLB.IGatherApplication2.BackupRegistry(Boolean fBackupNow)
at Microsoft.SharePoint.Search.Administration.SPSearchServiceInstance.Synchronize(Boolean installGathererApplication)
at Microsoft.SharePoint.PostSetupConfiguration.ServicesTask.InstallServiceInstanceInConfigDB(Boolean provisionTheServiceInstanceToo, String serviceInstanceRegistryKeyName, Object sharepointServiceObject)
at Microsoft.SharePoint.PostSetupConfiguration.ServicesTask.InstallServiceInstances(Boolean provisionTheServiceInstancesToo, String serviceRegistryKeyName, Object sharepointServiceObject)
at Microsoft.SharePoint.PostSetupConfiguration.ServicesTask.InstallServices(Boolean provisionTheServicesToo)
I am wondering if there is something that is not fully installed that needs to be like something in IIS. And, since it is a development server, I image things are only installed or turned as a "AS needed basis".
CAn someone please provide some ideas or suggestions on what may be lacking here or things to try.
Thanks much for any help!