Friday, September 18, 2009

Installing EXC SP2 Failed to initialize the log file: Access to the path 'C:ExchangeSetupLogs\ExchangeSetup.log' is denied.

Are you installing Exchange Sp2 on windows 2008 SBS server and getting below error?


Failed to initialize the log file: Access to the path 'C:ExchangeSetupLogs\ExchangeSetup.log' is denied.

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Turn off UAC , by going control panel , user accounts, turn user account control off.

Also you will need to fallow the step mentioned on kb 973862 if you are receiving below erros.

You must update your Windows Small Business Server 2008 settings both before and after you install Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2). Before installing SP2 for Exchange Server 2007, read the detailed information at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=155135.

Open Regedit on the SBS server

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
  • Software
  • Microsoft
  • SmallBusinessServer
  • Exchange  ( create this if does not exisit)
  • E12SP2READY  (create this also and Value is = 1)

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oz Casey Dedeal,

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3 comments:

BartSmit said...

Easiest way to fix: right-click setup.exe and select 'run as administrator'

Anonymous said...

You da Bomb.. Run as Administrator does the trick!Q

Anonymous said...

Except one thing you get by the orginal error and still get the second error..