Microsoft Mediaroom Personal Server Odyssey

Ewwww, scary isn’t it. No Its not Halloween, but you may have entered the twilight zone. Right, I never touch Microsoft products. Well in actuality sometimes I do (I just don’t brag about it). Some of the development at $work uses Microsofts Mediaroom, and I have a “Personal Server” (great name right?) that the developers use. I was trying to install the Mediaroom service pack yesterday and took some notes on the process. Some of my friends found it quite entertaining. I found it quite aggravating as you might imagine.

  1. Attempt to download update
  2. Fail
  3. You need to use IE to do that
  4. Download update with IE
  5. Unzip to desktop
  6. Attempt to apply update
  7. Failed invalid number of parameters runnix command xcopy
  8. try command manually, fail
  9. move extracted folder to C:
  10. Attempt to apply update, pass first task, fail on second
  11. stop personal server
  12. attempt to apply update, fail
  13. start personal server
  14. attempt to apply update, fail
  15. reboot server
  16. attempt update
  17. tie noose
  18. wait for gui
  19. throw rope over rafter
  20. wait for gui
  21. place noose around neck
  22. wait for gui
  23. stand on railing
  24. wait for gui
  25. attempt update
  26. fail
  27. jump from railing
  28. break leg
  29. look at rope
  30. “Made by Microsoft”
  31. FUCK
  32. reload OS
  33. reload personal server
  34. attempt update
  35. fail on run CP3 DB Tool
  36. attempt upgrade
  37. pass run CP3 DB Tool
  38. and finally
  39. success!

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