[windows2000] Re: Problem Copying MSI File

  • From: "Sorin Srbu" <Sorin.Srbu@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 02 Dec 2004 09:02:19 +0100

On Wed, 1 Dec 2004 16:50:27 -0000, Stephen Taylor (Mitel Admin)

>Thanks for the info, but we can't copy the MSI locally, either through a UNC 
>path or a networked drive.

Yeah, especially when you want to roll out an app from a central

Is this a msi-bug, or by design?

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Tim Mangan [mailto:tmangan@xxxxxxxxxxxx]
>Sent: 01 December 2004 16:42
>To: windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>Subject: [windows2000] Re: Problem Copying MSI File
>There is a Microsoft kb article regarding this error (I'm too lazy to look
>it up right now).  Basically, MSI's will do this if run from a mapped drive.
>Copy the msi locally and it usually solves the problem.
>Tim Mangan
>-----Original Message-----
>From: windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>[mailto:windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Stephen Taylor (Mitel
>Sent: Wednesday, December 01, 2004 9:38 AM
>To: windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>Subject: [windows2000] Problem Copying MSI File
>Hi There
>I was wondering if someone has seen the problem we are getting?
>The problem is, we are rolling out Adobe Acrobat Reader 6.0.1 to all pc's.
>So far everything has worked fine apart from 1 site.
>The issue we have found is that when installing the package through active
>directory the application doesn't get installed.
>The application log has the following error "the system cannot read from
>specified device". 
>After every reboot the application attempts to reinstall.
>So we then tried to copy the application locally and then install, 
>but we get errors there too, either "path too deep" or "the specified device
>is no longer available".
>We had the network checked and the wan link to the site was dropping
>this has now been repaired, but still got the above problems.
>Check Adobe's website, also and nothing helped.



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