Go Premium for a chance to win a PS4. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

Default installation and log file paths

Posted on 2004-07-30
3
Medium Priority
?
192 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-19
I am having problems installing any product on my Windows 2003 Server.  At some point, applications started installing (by default) into the home drive h:, which is mapped to the same server in this case \\server\users\myusername.  

Some applicaitons just fail with messages like "invalid log location" or "need write access to local filesystem", before ever getting to a point that I can select the installation location I would like.  Other applicaitons install most components on the C: drive but some folders on the H: drive, usually common files (ie. h:\Program Files\Common Files\whatever).  

I have searched the entire registry for h:\ and h:, changing all those references to c:.  I can not figure out why the system insists on installing to this mapped drive, but it's a real problem.  I have removed the mapped drive, but that doesn't help.

Suggestions?  Other then rebuilding the entire server?
0
Comment
Question by:homeofmike
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 8

Accepted Solution

by:
jodypeet earned 2000 total points
ID: 11682405
is your administrators profile path set to h: by mistake ?
sounds like it's trying to add files to your profile.
make sure in ADUC that the administrator has NO Profile path. Log off and back on to test.
0
 

Author Comment

by:homeofmike
ID: 11686309
Great, thank you!  I was disconnecting the drive before attempting installation, but apparently that was not enough.  You have made my weekend, or at least saved what's left of it.  Thanks again, points awarded!
0
 
LVL 8

Expert Comment

by:jodypeet
ID: 11686590
No problem
glad i could help :)
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Port Scanner

Check which ports are open to the outside world. Helps make sure that your firewall rules are working as intended.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Organizations create, modify, and maintain huge amounts of data to help their businesses earn money and generally function.  Typically every network user within an organization has a bit of disk space to store in process items and personal files.   …
Recently, I had the need to build a standalone system to run a point-of-sale system. I’m running this on a low-voltage Atom processor, so I wanted a light-weight operating system, but still needed Windows. I chose to use Microsoft Windows Server 200…
This course is ideal for IT System Administrators working with VMware vSphere and its associated products in their company infrastructure. This course teaches you how to install and maintain this virtualization technology to store data, prevent vuln…
We’ve all felt that sense of false security before—locking down external access to a database or component and feeling like we’ve done all we need to do to secure company data. But that feeling is fleeting. Attacks these days can happen in many w…

927 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question