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I need to use sysocmgr to install a number of components as part of an installation script - but cannot get past the error: "The application could not be initialized"

I am using the command: sysocmgr /i:%windir%\inf\sysoc.inf /u:sysocmgrconfig.txt

with the following content in the text file:

[Components]  
iis_common = ON  
iis_www = ON  
aspnet = ON 

eventually I will need to ensure windows authentication role service is on as well

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What's the exact error message? –  ivan_pozdeev Mar 4 '12 at 7:24
    
I am getting the error "The application could not be initialized" in a dialog box, that is all I have to go on. –  dice Mar 4 '12 at 10:43
    
I suspect your problem is unrelated to the answer file contents. Try using sysocmgr some other way (e.g. try to install/uninstall OS optional components). P.S. is the error exactly "The application could not be initialized" ? No error code? –  ivan_pozdeev Mar 4 '12 at 19:07

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