Hello All,

Okay, so everytime I make an .mst for this .msi I am keep on getting the same error:

Error 1606. Could not access network location ABCD.

No I didn't make any changes to this .mst, and neither changed the location for ABCD, and this ABCD is not on network either, instead it is on root and that's where the application places it. Now if I were to move it anyhwere else it comes up with the same error. Is it possible that making an .mst could be breaking the original .msi?

Other online forums are not much help either.

So any feed back is appreciated.

Thanks
AK
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The information you've provided is a little vague...

  • What is the application?
  • How did you make the MST?
  • You've made an MST, but didn't make changes to the MST - is it a blank MST?
  • Is ABCD a UNC path, or a network drive?
  • When you Google the 1606 error and used the results to attempt to resolve the issue I assume nothing you found worked - is that correct?
  • It's nothing to do with 'User Shell Folders', the first Google search result - is that right? Link
  • What have you tried in an attempt to resolve the problem?

I suspect that if you provided the same lack of information on other online fora then you will have not got a very helpful response.

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Dunnpy
Answered 12/07/2011 by: dunnpy
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ORIGINAL: dunnpy

The information you've provided is a little vague...

  • What is the application?
  • AmericanInnovation

    How did you make the MST?
  • Created MST using Wise Tool

    You've made an MST, but didn't make changes to the MST - is it a blank MST?
  • Yes

    Is ABCD a UNC path, or a network drive?
  • It's a folder

    When you Google the 1606 error and used the results to attempt to resolve the issue I assume nothing you found worked - is that correct?
  • Yes
    It's nothing to do with 'User Shell Folders', the first Google search result - is that right? That is right.Link

  • What have you tried in an attempt to resolve the problem?
I need to know the what seems to be the problem here.


I suspect that if you provided the same lack of information on other online fora then you will have not got a very helpful response. (I didn't explain this to any forums yet, just using the info they already had posted in refrence to this issue and apparently didn't work)
Thanks,

Dunnpy






Even after making changes it pops up the same message.


Thanks
AK
Answered 12/07/2011 by: 786_ak
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Can you post the command line you are using to perform the install?

MSIExec.exe is very specific in its command line parameters. Below is an example of what should work.

msiexec.exe /i "\\server\share\yourmsi.msi" TRANSFORMS="\\server\share\yourmst.mst" /liwear "c:\folder\logfile.log" REBOOT="ReallySuppress" /qn

Watch for extra spaces and the use of ". Also, the use of caps is quite specific.
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc759262(WS.10).aspx
Answered 12/07/2011 by: jmaclaurin
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[font="Times New Roman"][font="Courier New"]jmaclaurin,

My command line looks exactly like you mentioned and yes I always use the caps as you mentioned. But the issue still exists.

Also thanks for the link you provided, very helpful, and useful.[font="Times New Roman"]

Thanks
AK
Answered 12/07/2011 by: 786_ak
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I don't have a sollution for this, but I might know what you are trying to do.

So, I'm guessing you are trying to install AmericanInnovation, and the files are placed on the root of C:\?
Eg
C:\AmericanInnovation\...

You might want to create an MST to move the files to eg. C:\Program Files\AmericanInnovation\... ?
Answered 12/08/2011 by: andemats
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Sorry that I couldn't find a link that outlines the syntax more clearly, especially in the area of the use of caps. I know there is one on MS's web site and I thought i had it bookmarked, but the link is broken now.

When testing your command lines, drop the quiet switches so that you get the visual error message. Also, put your command in a bat file and then use the run as to perform the install. It quite often makes a difference.

Ah, here it is...
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/aa370905(v=VS.85).aspx
Answered 12/08/2011 by: jmaclaurin
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Is ABCD a UNC path, or a network drive? It's a folderI am currently engaging my head with the nearest wall...a much more satisfactory experience. Jeez...
Answered 12/08/2011 by: VBScab
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What, VBScab, no reference to Phil's book? [;)]
Answered 12/08/2011 by: jmaclaurin
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What, VBScab, no reference to Phil's book? [;)]

Yes, he probably finds hitting himself over the head with Phil's book to be more satisfactory too.

@OP what account are you using to install this? I've seen similar issues with Autocad because the LocalSystem account did not have a %TEMP% folder specified
Answered 12/08/2011 by: pjgeutjens
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What, VBScab, no reference to Phil's book? [;)]

Yes, he probably finds hitting himself over the head with Phil's book to be more satisfactory too.

Probably out cold by now.
Answered 12/08/2011 by: jmaclaurin
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Once again jmaclaurin, many thanks for such a useful the link.

I did exactly what you suggested, before you suggested and after my last post, it appears to me that as soon as I make the mst for this msi, it stops working. I tried both situations, where in one, I made no changes to mst and then I made some changes to mst and then ran it, but no luck running this msi with mst. It does show that installer is preparing for installation and that it's computing space requirement, but all that just to see this ending with ERROR 1606. Annoying...

Thanks
AK
Answered 12/08/2011 by: 786_ak
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