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Solved: Can't install Windows Installer 3.0 as Administrator

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by brookdale, Aug 5, 2009.

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  1. brookdale

    brookdale Thread Starter

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    Logged on a Windows 2000 SP4 workstation as Administrator (either domain or local) I get the following error message when initiating setup of the MS Windows Installer 3.0 (or 3.1):

    Setup Error:
    You do not have permission to update Windows 2000. Pls contact your system administrator.

    Downloaded from MS site: WindowsInstaller-KB884016-v2-x86.exe
    MS documentation indicates that it is supported by Windows 2000 sp4.

    Can anyone help?
    Thanks in advanced.
     
  2. Curly

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    Logging in as Administrator in a domain does not necessarily mean that you have permissions to install software.
     
  3. brookdale

    brookdale Thread Starter

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    I've never had a problem successfully installing anything on this workstation as local or domain Administrator. Why is this particular install any different?
     
  4. brookdale

    brookdale Thread Starter

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    After spending a few more hours searching on the web :confused:, I came across a forum that discussed in detail about this issue.:eek:

    :cool:Suggested fix: Local Security settings, (run secpol.msc). Go to Security Settings\Local Policies\User Rights Assignment\Backup Files and Directories\

    Add the Administrator accounts (domain and/or local).
    Log out and log back in as Administrator to take effect.:rolleyes:

    I was able to install Windows installer 3.0 successfully!(y)
    Hope this helps anyone that has this problem. :)
     
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