Server 2008 – The Systems Administrator has set policies to prevent this installation

Today I was onsite at a client and ran across this when trying to install WebDAV X64 on a Server 2008. I figured out how to resolve this by doing the following steps.

Error Message:

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Edit registry

  1. Click
  2. Type Regedit
  3. Click Continue
  4. Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Installer
  5. Right click in the right pane
  6. Click New
  7. Click DWORD (32bit) Value
  8. Type DisableMSI <Enter>
  9. Reboot the server