MSI vs Windows Vista Home

Posted: 02-07-2008, 02:09 PM
Hello everyone!

I try to install an application (Windows Installer), the wizard
Installation opens smoothly, but when you start copying
Files to disk bypasses the following error:

"The system administrator has set policies to prevent this installation"

What could be the problem?
I have Windows Vista Home Edition and i'm the 'Administrator'!

Since already many thanks!
Gustavo Arriola


MSI vs Windows Vista Home


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Jesper
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RE: MSI vs Windows Vista Home
Posted: 02-07-2008, 03:56 PM
Vista Home tells you that? I can only think of three reasons why that would
happen:

1. You have a 64-bit version of Vista and you are trying to install an
unsigned driver. However, it ought to install but then fail to run, not fail
the installation.
2. You have some kind of malware that is preventing software installation.
3. The installer fails to be detected as such and attempts to install
without elevation.

There are some other options that can cause installations to fail, but those
are not surfaced on Vista Home.

Two questions to make sure we have the full scenario:
1. What software is it?
2. The installer is elevated, right? In other words, you did get a User
Account Control prompt and accept it when you launched the installer? This
one could cause it to fail, but I thought the error would be different.
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Your question may already be answered in Windows Vista Security:
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"Gustavo Arriola" wrote:
> Hello everyone!
>
> I try to install an application (Windows Installer), the wizard
> Installation opens smoothly, but when you start copying
> Files to disk bypasses the following error:
>
> "The system administrator has set policies to prevent this installation"
>
> What could be the problem?
> I have Windows Vista Home Edition and i'm the 'Administrator'!
>
> Since already many thanks!
> Gustavo Arriola
>
>
>
PA Bear [MS MVP]
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Re: MSI vs Windows Vista Home
Posted: 02-07-2008, 04:12 PM
Forwarded to Vista Security newsgroup for further discussion.
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Gustavo Arriola wrote:
> Hello everyone!
>
> I try to install an application (Windows Installer), the wizard
> Installation opens smoothly, but when you start copying
> Files to disk bypasses the following error:
>
> "The system administrator has set policies to prevent this installation"
>
> What could be the problem?
> I have Windows Vista Home Edition and i'm the 'Administrator'!
>
> Since already many thanks!
> Gustavo Arriola
Gustavo Arriola
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Re: MSI vs Windows Vista Home
Posted: 02-08-2008, 03:01 PM
Hello Jesper
Thanks for responding!
>>1. What software is it?
The software is trying to install LogMeIn, a software remote access, and use
that equipment has not attempt to manage an IP public.
>>2. The installer is elevated, right? In other words, you did get a User
>>Account Control prompt and accept it when you launched the installer? This
>>one could cause it to fail, but I thought the error would be different.
No, there were no dialog box before the error message.

Besides, as the person using the computer, the system leaves no uninstall
any package (or install) with the same problem.

Thanks already!
Gustavo Arriola


Jesper
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Re: MSI vs Windows Vista Home
Posted: 02-08-2008, 06:53 PM
<cringe>

Sorry, but the idea of having traffic to my PC, containing personal
information, tunneled through a third party, just makes me shiver.

I just downloaded a copy of the LogMeIn installer, and it does prompt me for
elevation. The version on the one I got was 4.00.680. It even has a little
shield on the Next> button on the "Choose Destination Location" page. Are you
sure you are using the latest version of the installer? You could be using an
older one that is not designed for Vista.

---
Your question may already be answered in Windows Vista Security:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/047...otectyourwi-20


"Gustavo Arriola" wrote:
> Hello Jesper
> Thanks for responding!
>
> >>1. What software is it?
>
> The software is trying to install LogMeIn, a software remote access, and use
> that equipment has not attempt to manage an IP public.
>
> >>2. The installer is elevated, right? In other words, you did get a User
> >>Account Control prompt and accept it when you launched the installer? This
> >>one could cause it to fail, but I thought the error would be different.
>
> No, there were no dialog box before the error message.
>
> Besides, as the person using the computer, the system leaves no uninstall
> any package (or install) with the same problem.
>
> Thanks already!
> Gustavo Arriola
>
>
>
psyclops
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Re: MSI vs Windows Vista Home
Posted: 07-06-2008, 07:43 PM

Hi,

I came up with a workaround for the "the system administrator has set
policies to prevent this installation" issue. To overcome the error we
must run the installer as admin but since the logmein installer is an
msi file it does not provide the 'run as admin' option on right click as
you are not directly running it, you are sending it to msiexec.exe. So
here's how to launch it as admin:

1. Create a batch file logmein.bat containing the following line:

msiexec.exe /i C:\PATH\TO\FILE\LogMeIn.msi

(change \PATH\TO\FILE to the actual path you have)

2. Right click the logmein.bat file and select 'Run as admin'

3. Allow security access and install as normal.

Bingo! Got it installed. An annoying amount of hoops to jump thru as
usual with Vista. Nice one microsoft.

cheers,

nick.


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Re: MSI vs Windows Vista Home
Posted: 07-06-2008, 10:30 PM
psyclops <guest@unknown-email.com> wrote:
>
>Hi,
>
>I came up with a workaround for the "the system administrator has set
>policies to prevent this installation" issue.
It's doubtful that the OP waited FIVE MONTHS to get your solution.
> To overcome the error we
>must run the installer as admin but since the logmein installer is an
>msi file it does not provide the 'run as admin' option on right click as
>you are not directly running it, you are sending it to msiexec.exe. So
>here's how to launch it as admin:
>
>1. Create a batch file logmein.bat containing the following line:
>
>msiexec.exe /i C:\PATH\TO\FILE\LogMeIn.msi
>
>(change \PATH\TO\FILE to the actual path you have)
>
>2. Right click the logmein.bat file and select 'Run as admin'
>
>3. Allow security access and install as normal.
>
>Bingo! Got it installed. An annoying amount of hoops to jump thru as
>usual with Vista. Nice one microsoft.
>
>cheers,
>
>nick.
Charlie Tame
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Re: MSI vs Windows Vista Home
Posted: 07-06-2008, 11:36 PM
Probably not but it may still prove to be handy for anyone searching the
group for such as "Run as admin" etc. Even if it is a repeat it would
show up earlier than an older post.

Well done Nick.

Nonny wrote:
> psyclops <guest@unknown-email.com> wrote:
>
>> Hi,
>>
>> I came up with a workaround for the "the system administrator has set
>> policies to prevent this installation" issue.
>
> It's doubtful that the OP waited FIVE MONTHS to get your solution.
>
>> To overcome the error we
>> must run the installer as admin but since the logmein installer is an
>> msi file it does not provide the 'run as admin' option on right click as
>> you are not directly running it, you are sending it to msiexec.exe. So
>> here's how to launch it as admin:
>>
>> 1. Create a batch file logmein.bat containing the following line:
>>
>> msiexec.exe /i C:\PATH\TO\FILE\LogMeIn.msi
>>
>> (change \PATH\TO\FILE to the actual path you have)
>>
>> 2. Right click the logmein.bat file and select 'Run as admin'
>>
>> 3. Allow security access and install as normal.
>>
>> Bingo! Got it installed. An annoying amount of hoops to jump thru as
>> usual with Vista. Nice one microsoft.
>>
>> cheers,
>>
>> nick.
 
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