RE: windows installer keeps popping up.

Discussion in 'Server Setup' started by Dave Guenthner [MSFT], Mar 11, 2009.

  1. The Windows Installer is smart enough to know what registry keys/files
    should be present on a machine for your applications. When you log on, one
    of those applications is detecting that those base settings are not
    present. As a result, the Windows Installer is attempting a "repair".
    Since the keys etc are not being set, you end up in a loop. This is a
    symptom of another problem, likely security on this machine.

    I would use process monitor:
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896645.aspx

    Filter on "Access Denied", if you're lucky you'll get a hit and correct the
    security.

    An alternative is to back up your data and then reset security back to
    Windows default. The guys on the FixIt team wrote a macro to run the
    command line for you.

    How do I restore security settings to the default settings?
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/313222

    Dave Guenthner [MSFT]
    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
    Dave Guenthner [MSFT], Mar 11, 2009
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