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This Installation is Forbidden by System Policy

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04-01-2010 09:51 PM
Hello all,

I am trying to install AutoCAD 2011 but I keep receiving an error after I run the Setup.exe, the setup gets through the "Setup is initializing" stage and then the following errors appear:

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Error
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This installation is forbidden by system policy. Contact your system administrator.

#1
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OK
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Followed by:

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Setup
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Fatal error during installation.


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OK
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I've had success instead manually running \x86\acad\acad.msi, however mid-install there is an error regarding an invalid serial number (even though it hasn't requested one yet), it finishes installing "successfully" but the help won't open after, and when trying to actually run AutoCAD there are error messages about various missing DLL files such as acui18res.dll. These files can be copied manually from the installation files but even with that done it still crashes with a generic Windows "Application has stopped working" message. Also none of the .exe files in the program directory run, they all have missing DLL errors or generic crashes. Using the repair install option with acad.msi does not seem to fix it.

So I'm assuming the only way to install everything properly is through the main setup.exe which leads to my original issue. This is Windows 7 32-bit, and I am logged in as is the administrator for the computer with UAC disabled.

Anyone had this problem before and what can I do to fix it? Any help would be appreciated. Thank you very much.
*Dean Saadallah
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Re: This Installation is Forbidden by System Policy

04-02-2010 05:24 AM in reply to: Me
Local or full administrator?

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Re: This Installation is Forbidden by System Policy

04-02-2010 11:19 AM in reply to: Me
Hi Dean, if by "full admin" you mean the domain admin, no. My account is the default user Windows 7 creates (member of Administrators), not the built-in Administrator account. This computer is not part of a domain.

I normally have AppLocker enabled which creates somewhat similar messages, however AutoCAD is being run from a whitelisted directory and I also have AppLocker in audit-only mode. In enforce mode with the directory blacklisted it completely blocks the installer with a different message so I'm not convinced this issue is AppLocker-related, but I thought I would mention it.
*Dean Saadallah
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Re: This Installation is Forbidden by System Policy

04-02-2010 11:26 AM in reply to: Me
Administrator account should work, "default user" account means nothing for
admin credentials in Windows.

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Re: This Installation is Forbidden by System Policy

04-02-2010 12:03 PM in reply to: Me
Well in Windows Vista and Windows 7 the actual administrator account is disabled since using it would defeat the protection of UAC. Right-clicking and choosing "Run as Administrator" has the same effect instead. However, just to follow your advice, I did enable and use the Admin account directly, and also disabled the AppID (AppLocker) service, but still had the same error message.

Also it looks like this isn't the first time this problem has happened and it seems it may have nothing to do with actual permissions...
*Dean Saadallah
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Re: This Installation is Forbidden by System Policy

04-02-2010 12:24 PM in reply to: Me
Try this (locations may vary for Win7):
1.. Click Start -> Control Panel
2.. Open Administrative Tools
3.. Open Local Security Settings
4.. Click Software Restriction Policies
1.. If no software restrictions are defined, right click the Software
Restriction Policies node and select New Software Restriction Policy
5.. Double click Enforcement
6.. Select "All users except local administrators"
7.. Click OK
8.. Reboot the machine
WinServer 2003?
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/925336

Exchange2007?
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb124273(EXCHG.80).aspx


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*Dean Saadallah
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Re: This Installation is Forbidden by System Policy

04-02-2010 12:26 PM in reply to: Me
Oops, not done.

Also try this:
http://forums.augi.com/showthread.php?t=66664&page=2



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Message 8 of 10 (6,206 Views)

Re: This Installation is Forbidden by System Policy

04-02-2010 07:40 PM in reply to: Me
Okay I got it working. I actually ended up reinstalling Windows and after that it installed from the normal setup just fine without that error. Running great so far! Time to create something nice. :smileyhappy:
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Re: This Installation is Forbidden by System Policy

12-06-2011 08:44 AM in reply to: Me

I figured out another way to fix this (at least it worked for me).  I copied the entire DVD to the PC's hard drive and ran the install from there.  No errors!  Just in case someone is looking for another thing to try.

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Re: This Installation is Forbidden by System Policy

06-07-2012 04:34 AM in reply to: Me

Hi, i met simiar problems with this system policy situation. Even when it was during uninstallation. what i solve it with was Windows Fix It technology.

You find it her:

http://support.microsoft.com/mats/Program_Install_and_Uninstall

or at adesk

http://beinginventive.typepad.com/being-inventive/2009/04/how-to-uninstall-r2010-.html

 

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SteinarS

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