Trouble installing a *.msi file on Windows 7 to a directory of my choosing? RRS feed

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  • I'm having trouble installing a *.msi file created under Microsoft Visual Studio.Net 2005 on a Windows 7 machine.  The problem occurs when I attempt to provide a directory for installation, but the installation wizard always defaults to the C: root folder.  I can always move the created files and folders from the *.msi wizard to a directory of my choosing and run the tool successfully.  But, I'm confused has to why the *.msi wizard always defaults to the C: root.

    I have tried running the *.msi file in administrative mode using the various published methods but none of those methods are made available, in fact they are all disabled.  I.e. right click the *.msi file has a disabled "Run as Administrator" option.  The properties under the *.msi file to "Run As Administrator" is also disabled.  And running the *.msi file under msiexec as also proven unsuccessful.

    Can someone point me in the right direction?

    • Moved by Carey FrischMVP Friday, October 8, 2010 6:41 PM Moved to appropriate forum category (From:Windows 7 Installation, Setup, and Deployment)
    Friday, October 8, 2010 6:18 PM


  • Hi, thank you for posting here.


    Did this issue appeared on other .mis file? I suggest you asking Visual Studio Forum for further help:


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    • Marked as answer by Leo Huang Monday, October 18, 2010 12:56 AM
    Monday, October 11, 2010 7:33 AM