XP SP3 install fails with "access in denied'
Posted on 2009-07-11
Part of Windows XP patches, I want to install SP3. It fails with message "access is denied'.
The sccpack.log file has the message "DoRegistryUpdates failed"
Per MS KB article 949377, there can be two reasons - my antivirus is running or my registry needs to be fixed.
Two questions -
1. I cannot disable McAfee as it does not have the option to disable. I tried to "end program" most of the McAfee processes but it still remained. Before I try any registry corrections for permissions, I want to eliminate this possibility. Thoughts of how to end all McAfee programs?
2. The solution by MS in this article 949377 to reset registry and file permissions - I have to download subinacl.exe and write some code in notepad.
cd /d "%ProgramFiles%\Windows Resource Kits\Tools"
subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE /grant=administrators=f /grant=system=f
subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_CURRENT_USER /grant=administrators=f /grant=system=f
subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT /grant=administrators=f /grant=system=f
subinacl /subdirectories %SystemDrive% /grant=administrators=f /grant=system=f
subinacl /subdirectories %windir%\*.* /grant=administrators=f /grant=system=f
secedit /configure /cfg %windir%\repair\secsetup.inf /db secsetup.sdb /verbose
Any concerns with that?