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When you run Spsupgrade.exe from the command-line to upgrade a server in your server farm to Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Beta 2 Technical Refresh, you may receive the following error message:
Upgrade could not open the MSI file
This problem may occur if the following conditions are true:
1. Insert the SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Beta 2 Technical Refresh CD into your CD drive.The following text contains the correct command-line syntax to use when you run SPSUpgrade.exe from the command-line:
Note Running upgrade from a network share is not supported. Upgrade must be run from the CD or copied to the local computer and run from there.
If only the \SPS\Upgrade directory is copied to the local computer, you must specify the path of the copies of the CD files when running SPSUpgrade.exe from the command line. The command line syntax is SPSUpgrade \\fileserver\directory for CD files\. If all of the files on the CD are copied to the local computer, simply run SPSUpgrade.exe from the local computer.
SPSUpgrade \\fileserver\directory for CD files
When you run Spsupgrade.exe from the command line, do not use a backslash character (\) at the end of the UNC path when you specify the location of the shared folder that contains the SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Beta 2 Technical Refresh CD files. Use the following command-line syntax when you run Spsupgrade.exe from the command-line, where FileServer is the name of the server, and directory for CD files is the name of the shared folder:
Spsupgrade.exe \\FileServer\directory for CD files
To recover a server where an upgrade operation using Spsupgrade.exe was not completed successfully, follow these steps:
For more information about how to deploy, configure, and administer SharePoint Portal Server, see the Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Administration Guide. The Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Administration Guide (Administrator's Help.chm) is located in the Docs folder in the root folder of the SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Beta 2 Tech Refresh CD.
For more information about SharePoint Portal Server, visit the following Microsoft Web site: