W2K - windows installer help
When trying to install program from CD-ROM, I get rejection message:
"The system administrator has set policies to prevent this installation"
(I do have Admin Privileges)
This started after Windows Update screwed up my installation somehow....got that blue screen of death "cant find XX.dll" after reboot of update. So I repaired installation by booting with W2K install disk. Windows then started, but I kept getting the Windows Installer box flashing several times at startup.
ATTEMPT TO FIX:
I went into the Group Policy Admin and changed Windows Installer "Always Install with Elevated Privileges" setting from "not configured" to "enabled". This did not help.
Stark Raving MOD
I don't have a win2k box in front of me, but this fix worked on xp:
right click and check permissions
administrators should have full control and read (it might be grayed
out, but still checked)
That registry string did not show any permissions... The original problem seems to be with policies, not permissions... are these terms considered to be interchangeable?
After doing a Repair Install, you have to install SP4 to satisfy that annoying Windows Installer problem. Programs that were installed by the updated installer have been hung out to dry.
Last edited by Ol'Tunzafun; 07-05-2008 at 06:50 PM.
Stark Raving MOD
The repair should have been done with a 2k cd slipstreamed with the same service pack level. If you didn't do that, then Ol'Tunz is right.
The error you got is very similar to what you would see in xp if you tried to install an app without admin rights. I figured it was worth a shot.
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