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Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file

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I have a fresh install of server 2003 standard with all the windows updates installed, nothing else has been installed on this machine, but when I try to run any exe files or msi files locally, from cd or from the network I get the error

"Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item"

the account I am using is a domain account and it has full access to all files on this machine,

I have built a number of windows 2003 boxes and I have never seen this error before

please help
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Did you happen to disable Secondary Logon service?
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no. the secondary logon service is running,

I havn't changed any services. the only things I did was install IIS, APC UPS agent and all windows updates
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Is it a terminal server?
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no, the server is an IIS based web server
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I resolved my problem today by doing a re-install of the operating system again, this time it seems to have worked properly.


Thanks for taking a shot at it Cleaner
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gotcha...sometimes quirky things happen.
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