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Posted on 2013-01-22
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I am remotely connected to a Windows 7 Home Premium via Logmein. I need to get a VPN Client installed so the user can access his office from home. I have done this many times without issue, but this time when running the .msi it comes back with the error box stating 'Installation ended prematurely because of an error' not much help there. In the event viewer I get a Windows Installer error just stating the installation operation failed.
I have turned off the firewall and even the uac but still I cannot install. I have cleared the temp folder and gave full control to System and user account I am using.

Any help will be appreciated.

Paul
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by:Qlemo
ID: 38805842
Unless you can get a grip of the installer log, you'll doomed. In such cases the first I try is to run Process Monitor from www.sysinternals.com with a filter of "Image name", "contains", ".msi", and see what is reported just before the message appears. You should also get the path of the installer log file that way.
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by:ded9
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Try connecting via remote destkop or windows assitance ...logmein might be creating a conflict for the installation.

Try it.



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by:Paul-Brooks
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Thanks for the inputs guys, unfortunately neither of your suggestions helped.

Cheers

Jeff
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by:ded9
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Put the computer in clean boot mode apart from logmein.

Clean boot process

Start-type - msconfig- click on startup tab- click disable all...then click services tab- put a check on hide all microsoft services ...and then click disable all....click ok and then restart the computer in normal mode.

If able to install then enable all startup and services ...reboot pc.



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by:Paul-Brooks
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Thanks Ded9

Unfortunately this did not work either, exactly the same error.

Thanks for trying.

Jeff
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by:ded9
ID: 38809956
Launch services.msc  and make sure windows installer service is started and set automatic.

Also did u try this

http://community.logmein.com/t5/Free/quot-LogMeIn-setup-wizard-ended-prematurely-quot-Windows-7/td-p/60944

Ded9
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by:Paul-Brooks
ID: 38809990
Yes Installer service is started and on automatic.

Jeff
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by:Paul-Brooks
ID: 38810030
Ded9,  the link you asked if I had tried is related to a logmein install, but my issue is a vpn client install.

Thanks

Jeff
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by:ded9
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LOl ...sorry got confused.




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by:ded9
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I hope u have uninstall all antivirus from that system..reboot and then

Install subinacl

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=23510

after installing download reset.cmd
https://skydrive.live.com/?cid=27e6a35d1a492af7&id=27E6A35D1A492AF7!533

save the reset.cmd as a batch file and then run it as admin.

This will reset security settings...and i hope the user has admin rights to install software.



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by:ded9
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Also make sure Base Filtering Engine service is started and set automatic



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by:Paul-Brooks
ID: 38813721
Thanks again Ded9

I followed all the instructions and ran as admin, it ran and stated a large amount had been modified and a much smaller number had failed.
Tried the install again and grrrr same error.
Thanks for trying, any more suggestions?

Jeff
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by:ded9
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Setup file might be corrupted. Did u try to copy the setup file on your computer and then try installing it.

Rename C:\Temp to old

Create temp admin account in control panel...reboot ..login under the temp account and then try installing the software.

Did u check Base Filtering Engine service

I hope after running subinacl ...u rebooted the system and then tried installing.



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Thanks for all the help and suggestions, I ran out of time and as this was a fairly new laptop with no personal data, I used factory reset and installed the vpn client without issue...jeez.

Thanks again especially ded9

Jeff
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by:Paul-Brooks
ID: 38858676
Lots of help and great ideas, although I ran out of time I believe someone would have got the correct answer soon enough, thanks again.
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