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Windows 7: 2203 Error

24 Jan 2010   #11
Generator

XP Pro SP3 x86/Vista SP2 x64/Win7 x64 Triple-boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Katmandu View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Generator View Post
I believe the 2203 error means that the Windows Installer doesn't have the appropriate system permissions needed to write to the folder 'c:\windows\installer\'.
Ok, I believe you're on the right track.

However, I did all the above steps and still have the same issue.

In another related thread (somewhere in this forum), another member suggested I log in as the Administrator and see what happens.

When loggin as the Administrator, ANY program that is LINKED to another Profile has the above issue!

NOW, when I tried to download and install a Program selecting to have the Adminstrator the ONLY PROFILE to use the Program (NOT EVERYONE), the Program INSTALL PERFECTLY.

Now, how we get the broken Profile fixed is the issue here. ???????
OK, So what other users are listed in your 'Security' tabs list? (the list in my screenshot in my earlier post) ..maybe do the same for each user.

Some say they have fixed this issue by selecting the 'Everyone' security profile and ticking everything, I wouldn't do it for Everyone though because you would be opening the folder up to the whole internet. ('Everyone' is just that, not just everyone in the list!)

So say for example, your partners name is listed in that list, tick all the allows for your partners name etc..



Also, I've done some digging around on the web and found this info regarding the problem:
Quote:
I recently encountered Windows installer error 2203 whenever I tried to install a .msi file.

The problem was that whenever the machine was restarted the %TMP% and %TEMP% variables where set to C:\Temp. I could not figure out why (searched registry etc..)

My Resolution:
Open cmd, type echo %TEMP%
Compare the result with the setting under My Computer
Right click My Computer -> Properties -> Advanced -> Environment variables -> User variables
Change the latter to match the first
Don't know if it could be part of your problem but I figured it's worth mentioning!
The site that this info is from is found here.


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03 Feb 2010   #12
Katmandu

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Generator View Post
The problem was that whenever the machine was restarted the %TMP% and %TEMP% variables where set to C:\Temp. I could not figure out why (searched registry etc..)

My Resolution:
Open cmd, type echo %TEMP%
Compare the result with the setting under My Computer
Right click My Computer -> Properties -> Advanced -> Environment variables -> User variables
Change the latter to match the first

Don't know if it could be part of your problem but I figured it's worth mentioning!
The site that this info is from is found here.
Did all the above. Still not working...


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03 Feb 2010   #13
Stevy22

Windows 7 and MAC
 
 

I am damn sure its a problem with the Windows Installer , upgrade the Windows Installer to Version 4.5
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03 Feb 2010   #14
Katmandu

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Stevy22 View Post
I am damn sure its a problem with the Windows Installer , upgrade the Windows Installer to Version 4.5
My Windows Updates WILL download, but will NOT Install. So that's a real problem.

Is this Compatible with Windows 7 ????

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en

Quote:
Instructions

Download the file that is appropriate for your operating system version and platform.

For Windows Vista, Windows Vista Service Pack 1 and Windows Server 2008:
x86 Platform: Windows6.0-KB942288-v2-x86.msu
x64 Platform: Windows6.0-KB942288-v2-x64.msu
IA64 Platform: Windows6.0-KB942288-v2-ia64.msu

For Windows XP Service Pack 2 and Windows XP Service Pack 3 (32-bit platforms):
x86 Platform: WindowsXP-KB942288-v3-x86.exe

For Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1, Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 and Windows XP 64-bit Editions:
x86 Platform: WindowsServer2003-KB942288-v4-x86.exe
x64 Platform: WindowsServer2003-KB942288-v4-x64.exe
IA64 Platform: WindowsServer2003-KB942288-v4-ia64.exe
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03 Feb 2010   #15
HammerHead

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
 
 
Blocked Installs

At leas twice I have had to take ownership of different directorys to get an install to work correctly. The aforementioned security tab would be a good place to start.
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03 Feb 2010   #16
Stevy22

Windows 7 and MAC
 
 

Go to registry and then go to Hkey Local Machine and then Software-> Microsoft, give it fuill permissions and then try
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03 Feb 2010   #17
Stevy22

Windows 7 and MAC
 
 

yes Windows Installer 4.5 is compatible with WIndows 7 64-BIT
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03 Feb 2010   #18
Stevy22

Windows 7 and MAC
 
 

what have you done so far.... have you tried the steps that i told you!!!!!!!!!
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04 Feb 2010   #19
Katmandu

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Stevy22 View Post
what have you done so far.... have you tried the steps that i told you!!!!!!!!!
Why are you yelling ?

I've posted above the steps I had taken already.

I did go back and review the steps I took (Under the Security Tab), I believe I have the issue fixed.

I need to download and install some more programs to verify it's fixed.

If it's still not working I will download and Install Windows Installer 4.5 and go from there.

Actually, I guess it would NOT hurt to do so now.
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04 Feb 2010   #20
Katmandu

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Stevy22 View Post
yes Windows Installer 4.5 is compatible with WIndows 7 64-BIT
I don't have the 64-bit version.

Which one do I download for 32-bit Windows 7 ?
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