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We have a Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Edition x64 terminal server. When i try to run any .exe isntaller ...
6th May 2009, 10:21 AM #1
We have a Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Edition x64 terminal server. When i try to run any .exe isntaller i get the following message:
Google seems to think it is becuase i dont have permissions. This is using the top level doamin admin account.
Windows cannot access the specified device, path or file. You may not have the appropiate permissions to access the item
Any thoughts please?
6th May 2009, 10:21 AM #2
Is this installing from a network location or local disk?
6th May 2009, 10:45 AM #3
Tried form the C drive, Pen Drive, CD & Network Share, all the same. Some applications i run also tell me i have no disk space. I know i have plenty.
Originally Posted by kmount
6th May 2009, 11:59 AM #4
It sounds like somehow, you've managed to apply a Group Policy to all the accounts on the domain, denying executables. I've done similar within my sysvol for .bat, .cmd etc - though it's fairly easy to get around and I haven't yet managed to find where I applied the policy!
6th May 2009, 12:12 PM #5
Does it still happen if you log onto the TS locally?
6th May 2009, 12:26 PM #6
It happens if you logon the server locally and remotely.
It only happens on this Server every other computer in school is fine. There are no extra group policies to prevent them being run on the server
After abit of googling i have added the path to the trusted zone and intranet zone, made changes to security in IE and it has made no change.
6th May 2009, 02:20 PM #7
Right click - Run as Administrator?
6th May 2009, 02:24 PM #8
Tried that it does the same.
6th May 2009, 02:30 PM #9
Move it out of the OU it's in to an area where it's safe from GPOs and see if it still happens, if it does start to look at someone fidgeting with local GPOs.
Or reimage it and be done with the whole debacle.
6th May 2009, 02:44 PM #10
The server is in the same OU as others done a GPupdate force on both working and dodgy one. One works ones doesn't so i dont think its a dodgy one.
i dont really want to rebuild the server as it has allot on it. I dont have any backup or image
6th May 2009, 02:48 PM #11
Gpresult showing anything useful?
6th May 2009, 02:55 PM #12
nothing out of the ordanary.
6th May 2009, 03:15 PM #13
You could try enforcing "prohibit user installs" to disabled...? (computer config > administrative templates > windows components > windows installer > prohibit user installs)
6th May 2009, 07:37 PM #14
Will give it a shot in the local group policy.
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