Installation Failures / CBS Store corruptions: Uncommon issues and troubleshooting

I wanted to discuss some of the more uncommon CBS issues that Administrators might encounter when performing installations. Basically this article is for cases where all updates fail to install on a particular client or if for example you cannot install a Service Pack.   The logs relevant in these situations no matter if client…

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Installation folder in which Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2 will be installed

Many customers used on Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 machines other names for the OS folder other than “Windows ” (eg. WINNT) and now want to continue to use a different directory name for future OSes. This was possible back then by using the setting TargetPath in the Unattend.txt.   Starting with Windows Vista…

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