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Unable to install software

Hi Experts,

Whatever i try to do, i'm unable to install a software package on a Windows Server 2008 R2 machine. I'm a domain admin and i also tried to install it under the local administrator account. I Always get this message;

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I checked if some GPO is preventing me from installing the software, but i can't find anything. How can i fix this?
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frankaCommented:
please have a look in the eventviewer for some further hints.
I've seen similar when saving system restore points was not possible. pls check this. If there are some reasons like disk full or some very strange USB drivers installations.
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Frans BrouwerSenior Systems AdministratorCommented:
what is the software you are trying to install?
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SvenIAAuthor Commented:
I'm trying to install a client for online backup
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Frans BrouwerSenior Systems AdministratorCommented:
have you start install as administrator?
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SvenIAAuthor Commented:
Can't find anything related in the event logs....
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SvenIAAuthor Commented:
Yes i'va started the install as an administrator
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Frans BrouwerSenior Systems AdministratorCommented:
rightclick mouse and choose run as administrator
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SvenIAAuthor Commented:
I know Frans, i've tried that
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Frans BrouwerSenior Systems AdministratorCommented:
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frankaCommented:
if nothing is in the eventlog, please check you temp folder for the install-logs of the .msi
There are some more precise explanations.

what kind of GPO settings did you check exactly?
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Frans BrouwerSenior Systems AdministratorCommented:
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noxchoGlobal Support CoordinatorCommented:
Have you tried the steps described here: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_xp-security/this-installation-is-forbidden-by-system-policy/ac1986be-a063-4b7b-834f-8fa56a8c0d04
and here: https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/1899495-error-1625-this-installation-is-forbidden-by-system-policy

I know, they are referring to XP or 7 but they should work with 2008R2 too.

If you are logged in with DC Admin then log out and login under local system Administrator account. Try to install under it.

Or:  Click Start -> Control Panel Open Administrative Tools Open Local Security Settings Click Software Restriction Policies If no software restrictions are defined, right click the Software Restriction Policies node and select New Software Restriction Policy Double click Enforcement Select "All users except local administrators" Click OK Reboot the machine
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SvenIAAuthor Commented:
Thanks, the below registry setting fixed it for me!

start > run regedit

Browse the registry to HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Installer

Create: DisableMSI       Type: REG_DWORD  value = 0   (0 should allow you to install it was originally 1)

(In my case the value had been set to 2 so I changed it to 0)
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noxchoGlobal Support CoordinatorCommented:
Nice! Thank you for feedback.
Take care.
Nox
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Frans BrouwerSenior Systems AdministratorCommented:
was it the Msi solution so why i didn't get assisted points?
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SvenIAAuthor Commented:
Ah sorry, i see now you gave the same solution. Wasn't on purpose! Can i still give you points?
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Frans BrouwerSenior Systems AdministratorCommented:
I am not sure ......
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