"Access is denied" error when accessing any .msc administrative tools or .msi installer
Posted on 2008-06-10
Whenever I attempt to access any "Administrative Tools" (.msc files), I get an "Access is denied." error.
Computer Management (compmgmt.msc)
Internet Information Services (iis.msc)
Event Viewer (eventvwr.msc)... etc ...
I also get the same error when trying to run ANY .msi install package.
I can access the MSC snap-ins, if I go to an MMC console and add the snap-ins there, so I know that they are installed correctly.
I have given ownership and full permissions of the root directory and (Windows/System32) to my user login which is a member of the Administrators group.
I am using Windows XP Professional. I am NOT in a domain.
I am at my wit's end, so I thank everybody in advance for their help!