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Protected Files prevent Adminpak install

By Joe Donahue ·
I just installed a Win2k workstation on my Win2k network and was unable to install the adminpak.msi for remote administration. It starts copying files and 90% of the way through it stops at: WINNT\system32\schmmgmt.msc and gives me this error message: Windows installer service cannot update one or more protected windows files.
I tried to load it from the 1386 folder on the W2k advanced server CD as well as from the server itself. I tried it logged on as the Domain admin as well as the Local admin but still had no luck. If anyone knows what the problem is please reply ASAP. Thanks

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by Joseph Moore In reply to Protected Files prevent A ...

Did it install the other tools before it bombed out on this one (the AD Schema snap-in)? If so, then try and install this one manually. YOu can manually install individual tools from the MSI.
Go to this page for details:
http://www.mcmcse.com/windows_xp/guides/adminpak.shtml
(please remove any spaces)

hope this helps

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