Help with MSI (Microsoft Installer) error 1305: Error reading from File: [2]; System error code: [3]
0 Comments   [ + ] Show Comments


Please log in to comment

Rating comments in this legacy AppDeploy message board thread won't reorder them,
so that the conversation will remain readable.


Where [2] represents a file that the installation is unable to read from. This error most often occurs due to security restrictions (insufficient permissions to perform the target location identified as [2]). However it may also be that the file does not exist. The answer lies in the system error code returned as [3].
The system error [3] is a Win32 error code. See this tip on how to obtain the meaning of the number shown.
Try performing the installation as administrator, or if the installation is being performed by the system (before logon), ensure SYSTEM has permission to the folder and/or file identified as [2].
A manual method of dealing with the problem is to go to one folder level below the [2] directory and assign Authenticated User FULL CONTROL and propagate it down the subdirectory tree.
These permission changes could also be handled on a wider scale by a script or through the use of Group Policy.
Answered 01/29/2004 by:
Red Belt

Please log in to comment
Answer this question or Comment on this question for clarity