Virtual Server 2005 Install Woes

Posted 22 October 2005, 11:37 | by | | Perma-link

Ok, so I've finally managed to tear myself away from World of Warcraft long enough to start playing with The Goods from my trip to PDC (I know, it's been over a month already!).

I thought I'd do the sensible thing, and not screw up my home PC by installing everything on there, so I stuck in Disc 3 and started the install of Virtual Server. All was going well, until BANG! "Error 1402: Could not open key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Classes\Msxml2.DOMDocument.4.0\CLSID. Verify that you have sufficient access to that key, or contact your support personnel." Now, I know I shouldn't be, but I'm an admin on the box, but what the hell, "Run as..." and enter the admin password just to be safe - the same error.

Nothing on Microsofts site - this error message doesn't apply to people running Windows 2000 or XP apparently. Anyhow, a little more (Google rather than Microsoft) and I got Yeep's solution on Digiwar.com - Delete all registry keys refering to version 4.0, reinstall msxml4.0, and then install Virtual Server - So many thanks to Yeep.

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