Hope someone can help with this problem - I have created an .msi file using Visual Studio Installer and edited it with ORCA adding ALLUSERS = 1
When I install this on XP as an administrator it seems fine, and adds the icon to all users' desktops. However, the other (limited) users get an error 1706 when trying to complete the installation. The CD's still in the drive; even 'Run As' doesn't bring up a dialog box, just runs to the error message. I have enabled logging as per instructions on here and the problem seems to be associated with the lines 'Lastusedsource is media' and 'Media is disabled for product' in the log. What does this mean?


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How locked down are your users?

Looks like there is something left to go down as part of the install - have you tried changing the ALLUSERS public property to ALLUSERS=2 in ORCA? This ensures that the MSI installs for ALLUSERS

Also it seems they may not have appropriate rights to access the CD Rom drive. Have you not thought of changing the source path to a network location?
Answered 02/11/2005 by: acepackager
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This is the installer for an app that I sell. I've had reports from customers that this problem occurs, so I'm testing it using VMware. The target system is XP pro, just as it comes out of the box - no extra restrictions. If I install from a network location instead, then it works fine. Most of my customers are fairly pc-illiterate though, so even a network install is a bit of complexity that I'd rather avoid. I've tried ALLUSERS=2 instead of 1 - just the same. It does seems as though as a 'Limited' user you don't have rights to install from CD, but even if you do a 'Run As' the error occurs before the dialog box that allows entry of Admin name and password . . .
Answered 02/11/2005 by: pg53
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