Windows 2000 Server in Application Mode failed to finish installing a program, now informational screen will not go away on login
Posted on 2007-03-24
I have an application (HP printer driver and software) that uses a two step installation process. I use the Add/Remove Programs process to begin the installation which runs fine and requires a reboot. The second part of the installation I imagine begins automatically following the reboot but fails im thinking, because Terminal Service is now running in execute mode. Subsequently, I got the driver installed JUST the driver (vs. software) and thats working BUT, BUT, now whenever any user logs in (including admin account) there is an error message stating the Install failed, and Add/Remove programs should be used when installing a program. Users click ok, and thats it. I REALLY want to get rid of that informational dialogue box. I can't uninstall the program because it didn't fully get installed. How to I fix this so that install failure isn't reported everytime (Ive rebooted, and even installed a patch for something else hoping it wouldn't come back up) HELP.