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  • The RSAT will not install on 2 different windows 7 PCs at our office.  The 2 computers are running x64 Windows 7 Ultimate.  We are using the amd64fre_GRMRSATX_MSU.msu downloaded from technet.   Neither computer has SP1 beta (this seems to be a problem for some people.)  We do not get any installation errors.  Rather, the installer runs very briefly, and then says Installatin Complete.  Event log also has a message that the app was installed.  However, we do not see Remote Server Administration Tools anywhere in Windows Features.  

    When we run the installer via command line with verbose logging, this is the output we get:

    === Verbose logging started: 8/25/2010  10:56:24  Build type: SHIP UNICODE 5.00.7600.00  Calling process: C:\Windows\system32\msiexec.exe ===
    MSI (c) (24:90) [10:56:24:857]: Font created.  Charset: Req=0, Ret=0, Font: Req=MS Shell Dlg, Ret=MS Shell Dlg

    MSI (c) (24:90) [10:56:24:857]: Font created.  Charset: Req=0, Ret=0, Font: Req=MS Shell Dlg, Ret=MS Shell Dlg

    MSI (c) (24:E8) [10:56:24:862]: Resetting cached policy values
    MSI (c) (24:E8) [10:56:24:862]: Machine policy value 'Debug' is 0
    MSI (c) (24:E8) [10:56:24:862]: ******* RunEngine:
               ******* Product: amd64fre_GRMRSATX_MSU.msu
               ******* Action:
               ******* CommandLine: **********
    MSI (c) (24:E8) [10:56:24:862]: Note: 1: 2203 2: amd64fre_GRMRSATX_MSU.msu 3: -2147286960
    MSI (c) (24:E8) [10:56:24:863]: MainEngineThread is returning 1620
    === Verbose logging stopped: 8/25/2010  10:56:24 ===

    The 1620 code indicates that the installation pacakage could not be opened.  Contact the application vendor to verify that this is a valid Windows Installer Package.  The installer file was downloaded from TechNet.  Also, it doesn't seem to matter where I run the installer from (desktop, user\downloads, etc.), I get the same error.

    Please advise!

    Monday, August 30, 2010 10:37 PM

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