MSI install issue

Discussion in 'Virtual PC' started by Tim Frost, Sep 22, 2009.

  1. Tim Frost

    Tim Frost Guest

    How can I install software in a Windows XP Mode VM if "the Windows
    Installer does not permit installation from a Remote Desktop
    Connection"?
     
    Tim Frost, Sep 22, 2009
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    Bo Berglund Guest

    On Tue, 22 Sep 2009 07:14:51 -0700, "Tim Frost"
    <tim.@.roundhill.co.uk> wrote:

    >How can I install software in a Windows XP Mode VM if "the Windows
    >Installer does not permit installation from a Remote Desktop
    >Connection"?


    You have probably found a bug in Windows 7...

    Since the console in XPMode on Win7 uses Remote Desktop this will be a
    problem.

    There are others as well:
    I know by bad experience that Safenet Sentinel protection dongles have
    an issue in the driver that makes it refuse to hook onto a dongle if
    the user is operating the software from a RDP session. How they detect
    this I don't know, but it is a fact thta at least in some driver
    versions this is blocked.

    So this also will screw up Win7 XPMode handling, I guess....

    MS needs to make the virtual XP machine believe it is NOT accessed via
    an RDP console to solve this problem.

    --

    Bo Berglund (Sweden)
     
    Bo Berglund, Sep 22, 2009
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    Robert Comer Guest

    Disable the integration components, install software, reenable the
    integration components is the easiest way.

    --
    Bob Comer


    On Tue, 22 Sep 2009 07:14:51 -0700, "Tim Frost"
    <tim.@.roundhill.co.uk> wrote:

    >How can I install software in a Windows XP Mode VM if "the Windows
    >Installer does not permit installation from a Remote Desktop
    >Connection"?
     
    Robert Comer, Sep 22, 2009
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  4. Tim Frost

    Robert Comer Guest

    >MS needs to make the virtual XP machine believe it is NOT accessed via
    >an RDP console to solve this problem.


    Just disable the integration components and the VM doesn't know its
    coming over an RDP connection. If needed, you can always install the
    old VPC additions for time sync and video...

    --
    Bob Comer


    On Tue, 22 Sep 2009 16:26:20 +0200, Bo Berglund
    <> wrote:

    >On Tue, 22 Sep 2009 07:14:51 -0700, "Tim Frost"
    ><tim.@.roundhill.co.uk> wrote:
    >
    >>How can I install software in a Windows XP Mode VM if "the Windows
    >>Installer does not permit installation from a Remote Desktop
    >>Connection"?

    >
    >You have probably found a bug in Windows 7...
    >
    >Since the console in XPMode on Win7 uses Remote Desktop this will be a
    >problem.
    >
    >There are others as well:
    >I know by bad experience that Safenet Sentinel protection dongles have
    >an issue in the driver that makes it refuse to hook onto a dongle if
    >the user is operating the software from a RDP session. How they detect
    >this I don't know, but it is a fact thta at least in some driver
    >versions this is blocked.
    >
    >So this also will screw up Win7 XPMode handling, I guess....
    >
    >MS needs to make the virtual XP machine believe it is NOT accessed via
    >an RDP console to solve this problem.
     
    Robert Comer, Sep 22, 2009
    #4
  5. Tim Frost

    Robert Comer Guest

    I forgot to mention if you do want to install the VPC additions,
    uninstall the integration components before you do that.

    --
    Bob Comer


    On Tue, 22 Sep 2009 10:27:55 -0400, Robert Comer
    <> wrote:

    >Disable the integration components, install software, reenable the
    >integration components is the easiest way.
     
    Robert Comer, Sep 22, 2009
    #5
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    Jay Carlson Guest

    I know this is an old topic, but with the release of Windows 7, I'm sure more
    than one person has stumbled upon this. (I know I had)

    Ignore everything everyone has posted; it has nothing to do with integration
    or Remote Desktop (directly). It's because you're accessing an installer from
    your main PC over the Terminal Services file share. (\\tsclient) All those
    virtual drives appearing in My Computer on your virtual machine are mapped to
    your Windows 7 computer using that technology.

    Solution:
    Pick one of the three:

    Copy the installation files to your virtual C hard drive first, and run the
    installers for your software from the virtual C drive.

    OR

    Set up a (or use an existing) network share on your Windows 7 computer; that
    way, you're using a standard UNC path. (e.g., if your Windows 7 computer has
    an IP address of 192.168.1.100, from your virtual machine, go to
    \\192.168.1.100 and open up the share you created).

    OR

    Supposedly you can map the TSClient drive, and the MSI Installer won't check
    to see what it's actually mapped to, however, I'm not a big fan of that idea
    -- the protection scheme is there for a reason.
     
    Jay Carlson, Nov 12, 2009
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