833019 – You Receive an Error Message When You Install Windows SharePoint Services, Create a New Content Database, or Provision a New Virtual Server:
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=833019

SYMPTOMS
If you try to install Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services by using the default settings after November 24, 2003, you receive the following error message:

Metadata manifest ‘C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\60\bin\sqmcfg.dll’ does not exist or has invalid signature. (Error code: 2779).  If you try to provision a new virtual server or you try to create a new content database when you are running Windows SharePoint Services by using Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Desktop Engine (Windows) (WMSDE) after November 24, 2003, you receive the following error message:

Metadata manifest ‘C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\60\bin\sqmsto.dll’ does not exist or has invalid signature. (Error code: 2779).  Note By default, SQL Server 2000 Desktop Engine (Windows) (WMSDE) is installed when you choose Typical Install during the installation of Windows SharePoint Services.

CAUSE
This problem is caused by code that verifies the signatures of the dynamic-link libraries (DLL) that are installed with Windows SharePoint Services. An error in the verification algorithm does not permit the signatures of the DLLs to be verified. All installations of Windows SharePoint Services experience this behavior after November 24, 2003.

WORKAROUND
To work around this problem, temporarily set the date in the Date and Time Properties dialog box to a date that is between May 24, 2002 and November 23, 2003. If you receive the error messages that are described in the “Symptoms” section when you try to install Windows SharePoint Services by using the default settings, follow these steps:
Remove Windows SharePoint Services.
Set the date in the Date and Time Properties dialog box to a date that is between May 24, 2002 and November 23, 2003.

Note You may have to temporarily disable the Windows Time service if it has been enabled. Install Windows SharePoint Services again by using the same options. Set the date in the Date and Time Properties dialog box back to the current date and time, and then restart the Windows Time service if appropriate.  If you receive the error messages that are described in the “Symptoms” section when you try to provision a new virtual server or when you try to create a new content database, follow these steps:
Set the date in the Date and Time Properties dialog box to a date that is between May 24, 2002 and November 23, 2003.

Note You may have to temporarily disable the Windows Time service if it has been enabled.  Try to provision the virtual server or to create the new content database again, and then verify your results.  Set the date in the Date and Time Properties dialog box back to the current date and time, and then restart the Windows Time service if appropriate.  Note If you receive the following message during this process, close your Internet browser, and then start the Internet browser again:   The security validation for this page has timed out.

STATUS
Microsoft is researching this problem and will post more information in this article when the information becomes available. Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the “Applies to” section of this article.

MORE INFORMATION
This problem does not apply to Windows SharePoint Services deployments that use Microsoft SQL Server 2000 for data storage. It also does not affect Windows SharePoint Services sites that have already been provisioned.

 

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