?
Solved

Win2k3 R2 SP2: Cannot Install Anything

Posted on 2008-10-28
9
Medium Priority
?
289 Views
Last Modified: 2008-10-28
The OS is fully patched.
Logging in with Domain Admin account
DEP is turned to lowest setting (essential Windows processes only)
Nothing of note in any of the logs
DNS entries look good
Deleted and recreated profiles
nltest reports secure channel is good
Firewall, antivirus disabled for testing



There were no issues setting up the server that I'm aware of (it was a multi-shift project), but now that the server is fully installed and patched I'm unable to run any exe's.  If the .exe is on another machine I'm able to browse to it, but attempting to execute an installer gets an error:

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

The "item" exists, and I can run it when logged into another server.  If the exe is local the same error occurs.  Two other domain admins have had the same result.


I'm out of ideas.  Anyone?









0
Comment
Question by:roberts0909
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 4
  • 4
9 Comments
 
LVL 14

Expert Comment

by:dfxdeimos
ID: 22826272
If you create a new account and add it to the Domain & Enterprise admin groups can you execute the program locally?
0
 
LVL 7

Accepted Solution

by:
Raymond Jansen earned 2000 total points
ID: 22826281
0
 

Author Comment

by:roberts0909
ID: 22826356
Found it.  

Right-click the item and unblock it.  Who'da thought of this?
0
What does it mean to be "Always On"?

Is your cloud always on? With an Always On cloud you won't have to worry about downtime for maintenance or software application code updates, ensuring that your bottom line isn't affected.

 
LVL 14

Expert Comment

by:dfxdeimos
ID: 22826406
Nice
0
 

Author Comment

by:roberts0909
ID: 22826491
Well, partly found it.

Under the General tab there is a Security section.  "This file came from another computer and might be blocked to help protect this computer:  There is an option at the bottom to Unblock, but it only let me install that one utility.  I'm still having trouble with anything over a network share or UNC.  
0
 
LVL 14

Expert Comment

by:dfxdeimos
ID: 22826525
Check out the last post in this thread:

http://forums.techarena.in/active-directory/727473.htm
0
 

Author Comment

by:roberts0909
ID: 22826522
Now I see that I can 'unblock' some programs' installers and not others.   Maybe it's if they have a similar name and that file name has been unblocked before.

0
 
LVL 14

Expert Comment

by:dfxdeimos
ID: 22826540
Actually, here is another post about it. This will be relevant even if you aren't using Vista.

http://www.petri.co.il/unblock-files-windows-vista.htm
0
 

Author Comment

by:roberts0909
ID: 22826557
I should have read the entire post that r-jansen put up.  It appears to be the IE trusted sites.  I'll continue to test...

0

Featured Post

Get real performance insights from real users

Key features:
- Total Pages Views and Load times
- Top Pages Viewed and Load Times
- Real Time Site Page Build Performance
- Users’ Browser and Platform Performance
- Geographic User Breakdown
- And more

Question has a verified solution.

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

Numerous times I have been asked this questions that what is it that makes my machine log on so slow, there have been cases where computers took 23 minute exactly after taking password and getting to the desktop. Interesting thing was the fact th…
On July 14th 2015, Windows Server 2003 will become End of Support, leaving hundreds of thousands of servers around the world that still run this 12 year old operating system vulnerable and potentially out of compliance in many organisations around t…
NetCrunch network monitor is a highly extensive platform for network monitoring and alert generation. In this video you'll see a live demo of NetCrunch with most notable features explained in a walk-through manner. You'll also get to know the philos…
In this video, Percona Director of Solution Engineering Jon Tobin discusses the function and features of Percona Server for MongoDB. How Percona can help Percona can help you determine if Percona Server for MongoDB is the right solution for …
Suggested Courses

762 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