Recently, I decided to try and install a demo version of Alt-N’s MDaemon Messaging Server for Windows, out of curiosity.
It seems that the main server component installation completes successfully – although I didn’t try to use any of the newly-installed components, immediately.
Unfortunately, installation of the optional BlackBerry Enterprise Server component fails with:
According to a page on the FalconView Wiki; and an MS KnowledgeBase article, this error relates to a permissions issue on a non-existent directory (
C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Application Data\Microsoft\Protect).
Under Windows 7, the equivalent directory is supposed to exist at
C:\Windows\ServiceProfiles\NetworkService\AppData\ – but I had to manually create it, after gaining permission to access
It seems that a similar error that occurred whilst trying to install a slightly older version of MS SQL Server under Windows XP, has also been reported.
I also ended up uninstalling some existing MS SQL Server 2008 components that were supplied as with other software.
Afterwards, I re-launched the installation process, and got a little further – only to encounter another error:
It appears that rebooting Windows is the favoured workaround for this issue (that apparently relates to a (
Microsoft.SqlServer.Setup.Chainer.Workflow.) being triggered) – which worked for me, in this scenario, and meant that I was able to successfully use the product.
Unsurprisingly, the official product support KnowledgeBase has limited information regarding installation failures.
Anyway, I hope that this belated, short post is vaguely useful.