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Verifying That the Operating System Upgrade Was Successful

Updated: August 22, 2005

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 with SP1

In most cases, the upgrade process completes without any difficulties. However, before continuing with the upgrade process, verify that the operating system was upgraded successful by completing the following steps:

  1. Open %systemroot%\Setuperr.log in Notepad and search for "IIS" to determine if any IIS-related errors occurred.

    During the upgrade process, the Windows Server 2003 upgrade creates an error log file (Setuperr.log) for the entire Windows Server 2003 operating system that records any errors encountered during upgrade. In addition to resolving any IIS related-problems encountered during upgrade, resolve any other upgrade problems listed in Setuperr.log before continuing with the upgrade process.

  2. If you find any IIS-related errors, open %systemroot%\Iis6.log in Notepad and search the log file for "fail" to determine the source of the errors.

    During the upgrade of the IIS components, the Windows Server 2003 upgrade creates an IIS-specific log file, Iis6.log, in the systemroot folder that records any IIS-specific errors encountered during upgrade. Iis6.log entries with the word "fail" reflect problems encountered during the upgrade process. Review Iis6.log and resolve the problems encountered during upgrade before continuing further in the upgrade process.

    Resolve any operating system upgrade-related problems before continuing further in the upgrade process. Subsequent steps in the upgrade process, such as moving the applications to worker process isolation mode, are dependent upon these issues being resolved.

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