I am trying to install
which I downloaded from Microsoft's https://eopen.microsoft.com
site under a volume license.
Looks like a self-installing executable to me. So, I copied it to the desktop of the target PC and double-clicked it. Then I see a command window (for about a second) and then nothing happens. So, I right-click on the EXE and choose "Run As" and use the current user (which is an administrator). Then I see an error message "Temp file needed could not be created. Make sure the directory path exists and disk space is available." If I am logged in as the administrator, the path that it is looking to create the temp file in appears to be "C:\DOCUME~1\ADMINI~1\LOCA
When I go to that folder (C:\DOCUME~1\ADMINI~1\LOCA
, its attributes show "Read Only". If I try to change it from RO, the change does not stick. I've read about that "issue" on Experts Exchange and, based on those EE articles, being able to change a folder's RO attributes does not seem to be the source of my problem here.
I did try running the EXE from a CD, from the root folder (C:\), as well as from the desktop. I get the same error in all three cases (path changes based on which admin user that I am logged in as).
I am not sure what to try next.