Problem running exe installer files

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by Ehren, Feb 28, 2007.

  1. Ehren

    Ehren Guest


    Well I am having a problem with one of our servers and I cant figure out
    what it is so I thought I would inquire here.

    Background on the server:

    It is NOT a member of a domain. It is a standalone web/app server.
    Windows 2003 SP1 with all updates.
    HP Proliant DL380
    C: - OS and App Drive
    D: - Data Drive

    When I try to install an application either by double clicking the exe
    installer or going through add/remove programs, clicking add new programs and
    browsing for the installer I get an error.

    The error reads :

    Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have
    the appropriate permissions to access the item.

    I click OK on the error box and a warning box comes up that reads:

    Windows could not run the installation program. You may be out of memory.
    Close some files or programs and then try again.

    The warning ONLY comes up if I use add remove programs, not when I just
    double click it. There is hardly anything running in this box, 80% of the
    ram is available so I hardly think its a memory issue.

    The installers that I am trying to run are on the D: drive. If I right
    click one of the exe files and click properties, click the security tab,
    click advanced, and then click the effective permissions tab and type in
    Administrator (which is the user I am logged on as) the full control (and
    therefore every other) permission is granted.

    The owner of the file(s) is the Administrators Group which the Administrator
    user is a member of.

    What could be the issue? I have gone through everything that I can think of.

    Ehren, Feb 28, 2007
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