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 I was installing the Search Server express today on an existing WSS v3.
The Search Express went well and i got to the path there it wanted to run the Sharepoint Config Wizard and it started it.
And on the 5th  step it STOPPED with this error below :

08/25/2008 16:54:08  9  ERR        The specified file 'C:\WINDOWS\System32\drivers\etc\HOSTS' does not exist

First thing i did was to check if the hosts file did exist and it did but it looked like a backup file "host.bak"
Well i made it look like a normally host file and i started the wizard again and again it complained that access is denied

Well the next thing that came tom my mind was giving the sharepoint groups WSS_ADMIN_WPG and WSS_WPG right access to the etc folder or the hosts file it self

After doing that i gave the it a try again and ran the wizard again and BINGO it worked liek a charm

posted on Sunday, August 24, 2008 8:22 PM