I wanted to perform a clean install based on the v6.55 professional installation. The installation threw strange errors;
- "MEINST~1.exe" has stopped working
- Typeinitalizer errors
I thought that maybe it was a bug in the 6.55 installation, so I tried the 6.02 installation. And that was immediately warning about the fact that the "ADSI scripting libraries" were missing. Ok ... but then what? I found knowledge base article ME020511 that suggested to install the IIS 6.0 compatibilty feature as "Role service". After I installed this, installation ran smooth.
- Check why 6.55 isn't checking the availablity of ADSI scripting libraries, as it was in 6.02
- Adjust the message when ADSI is not found, add a pointer to the ME020511 knowledge base article
- Check the installation guide, as I couldn't find the ADSI as prerequisite