I am setting up a test Intranet Farm for a production Intranet. Everything is being installed on one server. SQL 2005 enterprise 64-bit edition is being used and has been upgraded to SP3. MOSS 2007 with SP1 64-bit edition was used to installed
SharePoint and the central administration website installs successfully. I then downloaded WSS 3 SP2 64-bit edition and carried out the installation. As it is a Windows 2008 server with SP2, I use the 'run as administrator', just in-case, even though I am
logged on as a local administrator.
The SharePoint Configuration wizard is run post-installation and access to the Central admin website is still available. I am restoring the Farm config for the production Intranet to this test Farm using the in-built backup feature of MOSS 2007 and I am
using the GUI. As the production farm has MOSS 2007 SP2, I need to also install that update. I download the MOSS 2007 64-bit update and towards the end of the installation (prior to the configuration wizard appearing) an error occurs stating that the Installation
of the Package failed, which appears in a prompt box and a box appears in front with regards to whether a report should be sent.
Central admin then has a 'this page cannot be displayed'.