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Microsoft KB Archive/172420

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Active Setup Does Not Find Secondary Download Sites

Article ID: 172420

Article Last Modified on 9/10/1999


  • Microsoft Internet Explorer Administration Kit 4.0

This article was previously published under Q172420


Active setup does not find secondary download sites if the primary site is down or not present. For example:

  1. Create an install package with three download URLs.
  2. Finish the wizard and move the files to a second download site, but not the first and third.
  3. When you run setup, it will fail.


Setup cannot find the .dat file for the first site, which causes the failure. Because setup can only get the download site list from one site, if it fails on the primary site, it cannot get the list from the secondary sites.


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Internet Explorer Administration Kit version 4.0. We are researching this problem and will post new information here in the Microsoft Knowledge Base as it becomes available.

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