JSI Tip 7558. When you perform an in-place upgrade of Windows Server 2003, you receive 'Setup cannot copy the file <FileName>'?

During the GUI portion of Setup, for each file that Setup cannot copy, you receive:

Setup cannot copy the file <FileName>

The following files are probably referenced:

Cmprops.dl_
Licwmi.dl_ 
Mmfutil.dl_ 
Servereps.dl_
If you view the %SystemRoot%\Security\Scesetup.log file, it may contain any of the following errors:
Error 1208: An extended error has occurred. 
Error opening %SystemRoot%\Security\Database\secedit.sdb. 

Error 1208: An extended error has occurred. 
Errors occurred. 

Error 1208: An extended error has occurred. 
Error creating database.
These problems are symptomatic of a corrupted security database ( %SystemRoot%\security\database\Secedit.sdb), which can be caused by an improper shutdown (power failure, pressing the power button without first shutting down, or hardware failure).

To resolve this problem:

1. Press Start and Run.

2. Type esentutl /p %SystemRoot%\security\database\secedit.sdb into the Open box and press OK or Enter.

3. Press Start and Run.

4. Type %SystemRoot%\security into the Open box and press OK or Enter.

5. Right-click the Edb.log file and press Delete. Press OK when prompted to confirm the deletion.

6. Right-click the Edb0000x.log file, where x is any character, and press Delete. Press OK when prompted to confirm the deletion.

7. Shutdown and perform the in-place upgrade again.

NOTE: If you can't delete these log files, perform the deletions from the Recovery Console.

NOTE: As a result of the corruption, cached local security policy settings may be lost.



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