Monday, February 26, 2007

Sharepoint Install Failed - Unable to locate hosts file

This is a similar one to the server language reg file disappearing. After uninstalling MOSS the hosts file sometimes uninstalls as well and therefore cannot be found when you try to reinstall MOSS.

To fix it:

Either copy a hosts file from your computer or make one in notepad. Save it on the SP server in the Windows / System 32 / drivers / etc / hosts directory.

Run the SP Configuration Wizard again.

Failed to create the configuration database. Reason: The language is not supported on the server.

This may occur if MOSS Beta 2 uninstall removes the server language registry file. The error will occur when you try to install a new instance of MOSS (RTM).

To fix it:

  • Open notepad and paste the following:

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Shared Tools\Web Server Extensions\12.0\ServerLanguage]

  • Save this file as fixlanguage.reg on the server desktop and double click to run selecting yes when prompted.
  • Run the SharePoint configuration wizard.

Configuring MOSS 2007 Beta 2 SSP & Web Apps

Setting up MOSS RTM using the V-PC Beta 2 image supplied by Microsoft

Quick Start Guide to Installing MOSS Beta 2