Problems Installing AKS 1.1 on Windows Server 2008 x64bit RRS feed

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  • Hi all, 

    I am trying to install AKS 1.1 (not 2 or 1.0 cuz thats the only release i was able to find on aks.hisoftware.com) on a windows server 2008 x64bit machine. 
    the toolkit installs in this location: C:\Program Files (x86)\HiSoftware\AKS  .... but nothing in the 12\template\features folder.

    the script install_AKSFEAT.bat refers to a feature name "AKS", but i cannot see the feature anywhere in the features folder, and i cannot see a WSP pacakge to deliver this feature to sharepoint!

    i event tried to look for the feature manifest to reverse engineer the works of the feature but no luck finding this file in the AKS install folder.

    what am i missing here? how can i get AKS 1.1 to install properly and the feature to activate? please HELP!!

    - mutaz
    Monday, February 16, 2009 8:31 AM

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  • Dear MutazAG,

    in the 64 bit environment there are 2 Program file folders and this is the reason for the problem:

    First of all, copy the AKS folder from the Features (C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\12\TEMPLATE\FEATURES) to C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\12\TEMPLATE\FEATURES.

    After doing so we have to install the feature using the STSADM, so:

    open a command line window and go to c:\program files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\12\BIN, then use the stsadm -o installfeature to install the AKS Feature (run stsadm -help installfeature to know the parameters first).

    This solution is from my blog: http://techtalkpt.wordpress.com/2008/06/04/aks-in-64-bits-environments/

    Ricardo Magalhães
    Friday, February 20, 2009 2:35 PM
  • Again, Ricardo.

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    In the latter case I will see them and move them up to Answer status if the answer seems to be a good one.

    (It's also very annoying to see that you propose your posts again after a Moderator - me! - has removed the proposal [because it was a self-proposal]. Instead spend your effort on proposing the quality answers of OTHER people.

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    Thursday, March 26, 2009 5:40 AM
  • Ok, didn't get that part of the porposed answer . . .

    Ricardo Magalhães
    Thursday, March 26, 2009 9:55 AM