Windows 2003 Server - Add/Remove Windows Components Oddities

May 3, 2012 at 08:28:05
Specs: Windows 7
I administer several Windows 2003 servers. They all are performing the same role, just in different geographical locations. I didnt do the original install and configuration on some of these servers and am trying to figure out why I am seeing in the Add/Remove Windows Components, the list is different on some of them. For example, I am seeing the following on a couple servers that are different than the rest:

(Diamond Shape, no text by it)
Authorization Manager PIA
Cluster Service
COM+
Distributed Transaction Coordinator
Internet Explorer
K
Microsoft Windows Compute Server
Microsoft Windows Server Codename Q
Microsoft Windows Storage Server
Outlook Express
WMI

I am getting odd RPC failures on the machines that have these additional items listed in the main screen of Add/Remove Windows Components and understanding why this difference may be a step towards addressing this.


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#1
May 4, 2012 at 11:31:45
Do you see the errors in the event viewer? If they are accompanied by an event ID, look for it on eventid.net

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#2
May 4, 2012 at 11:36:12
Been there, done that. Googled solutions nothing has worked as of yet. But right now actually just looking for an answer to my question about why these few machines have different things listed under windows components when I go to add/remove. Either way I'd like to understand why this is the case. All Windows 2003 Standard Edition servers btw.

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#3
May 4, 2012 at 18:33:13
I don't have an answer as to why those components would be on only some servers. For example, shouldn't internet explorer be on all of them?

In any event, was one of the answers from google firewall related? That's what I found.

Edit: If you don't find an answer here, there is a very good forum at www.minasi.com
I'm sure they could help.

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#4
May 7, 2012 at 07:39:11
Ruled that out early on. No local software firewall, multiples on the same physical network some working right some not. Verified firewall settings in those locations and no filtering by IPs for either of those servers,both have identical rights.

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#5
May 7, 2012 at 09:52:18
I'm out of ideas. Please try the guys on minasi.com
Join the forum there.

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