We have an issue that affects the way some installers (EXE) use the TEMP or TMP
user environmental variable (EV). They seem to be stumbling on the fact
the variable has a space in it for the "Local Settings" part, when executing the msi command for an msi file that it has extracted to the %Temp% folder. When I
tried a different location I used a variable that by co-incidence did
not contain any spaces and it worked.
I have tried many different
ways of altering the EV for TEMP and TMP, such as using quotes etc, but
nothing will work. It usually results with the installer exclaming an
"Internal Error" if I use quote marks. Changing the temp folder to
something outside of "Local Settings" to get rid of the 'space' will
work but this shouldn't have to be done. It works fine on our default
local administrator user account, but not on any other domain or local
account so there must be a global setting that isn't being carried over
or is missing. The variables are set up the same way on our HP image,
and I believe the default XP way, which is %USERPROFILE%Local SettingsTemp.
Any ideas folks as this is really baffling me.
Windows XP pro 32 bit
May 14, 2010 4:17 PM
May 17, 2010 8:19 AM