I’m glad that you are having a better experience than I am with this. I have recently installed a “Windows 2008 Workstation” version of server2k8, it comes in at 706mb prior to installation and 2gb after (probably because of the minimum of roles available on the CD). Anyhow, coupling the “Windows 2008 Workstation” with a corporate copy of Adobe Master Collection CS3 gives the following results in my case:
The components that “will be installed” are the ones that will NOT install under any circumstances, which is suspicious because they are the only ones which include the component necessary for activation services and authentication of the title all together. I have done a repair process twice whereas, if I were to hit ‘install’ on the above image it would proceeed to attempt to install the Shared components then proceeding to attempt the rest. The second time I did a repair process, it additionally installed Adobe Acrobat 8 Professional. But again, I cannot use any of the installed components. This is the message I get trying to run Fireworks CS3:
I will attempt full removal of the suite and reinstall fresh. If that does not work I will can the version of “Windows 2008 Workstation”; which it should not matter much considering all this version has going for it is the unavailability of a number of roles, and desktop experience role turned on automatically. Any thoughts or Idea’s on this one?
UPDATE!: This morning I did an uninstall, reboot, and reinstall… No go again! Here is the results:
Not sure what to do next… I’ll wait and see if anybody here has any ideas then make my move accordingly!