MSI Wrapper


Currenlty I am working on creating msi wrapper for Checkpoint SecuRemote VPN-1 SecuRemote application version 5.6. The Problem i am facing is when i copy the source files to C:\windows\temp inside the wrapper and execute the msi wrapper i am getting the error as error in extracting the source file. But when when i copy the source files to C:\windows\system32 inside the wrapper and execute the msi wrapper it is working fine. Could any one guide why the msi wrapper is not working when i copy the source files to C:\windows\temp?

Many Thanks in advance.

Kind Regards,

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Posted by: pjgeutjens 12 years ago
Red Belt

In XP C:\Windows\Temp is a protected system folder, so it's essentially off-limits for day-to-day use. My guess would be the account you're using to do the installations does not have write access to this folder. I'd suggest using C:\Temp or the %TEMP% (as in the environment variable) folder of the installing user...


Posted by: anonymous_9363 12 years ago
Red Belt
Please try to remember that this forum deals with errors returned by the Windows Installer engine (see the 'MSI Errors' link at the top of the page for examples) and not general errors with packages. A moderator may move the thread to the correct forum, 'Package Development'.
Posted by: Yuvaraj_Subramanian 12 years ago
Senior Purple Belt
Hi ,

Apologies VBScab. Still when i try to use C:\temp it is not working. I think due to permission issue i am facing this issue.

Thank You.
Posted by: Rheuvel 12 years ago
Brown Belt
Use %temp%, that's the user temp folder. Permission issues with that folder are very unlikely.
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