You cannot distribute or install a software package in Windows Server 2003 if the software package contains a very large signed file:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/938759/en-us

You cannot distribute or install a software package in Windows Server 2003 if the software package contains a very large signed file. This problem typically occurs when the signed file is larger than 500 megabytes. For example, you may experience the following symptoms:








Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) that is running on a Windows Server 2003-based server cannot deploy Windows Vista Service Pack 1 to the clients.
Game manufacturers cannot distribute games that have large signed files.
Note This problem also occurs in Windows XP.

 

One Response to You cannot distribute or install a software package in Windows Server 2003

  1. Darren Sargent says:

    FYI – I ran into this while attemting to install a Visual Studio 2005 service pack. I tried from MU in addition to manually downloading it.

    The steps in the article referenced resolved the issue.