Nobody can know. you are not providing any system information. This error usualyl comes up due to security issues or virus scanners blocking stuff and not to point ot the obvious - launching from an alternate file manager instead of the native Explorer may add another level of complication....
Thanks for the reminder. Here is the information you requested. System is Dell laptop (Vostro 1500), using WIN XP PRO SP3.
Same error message apperars when explictly statring setup.exe using Explorer & IE8, 8.0.6001 with all AV disabled. I do have Adobe Reader XI installed (with no problem), but would not expect a conflict with Acrobat XI install.
Any record of this error message while trying to install Acrobat XI Pro?
Moving this discussion to the Acrobat Installation & Update issues. Have you tried downloading a fresh copy of the install files? Did you utilize the Adobe Download Assistant to download the Acrobat XI Professional trial?
Can you try moving Installer files into folder\path that does not have spaces?
If it does not help, please provide the content of the Setup.ini file and MSI log file after failed installation (google for how to enable MSI logging and find the log)
@Jeff -- Yes I did use theDownload assistant. Down load completed and assistant started the insall. Received the error message and install terminated. Searched for and found the install folder and have tried install by clicking on"setup.exe". Have not tried a fresh download, did the MSI logging, see next reply.
@LeoAdobeX -- I renamed the file\folder path and eliminated all spaces. Clicked setup.exe and received same error message.
Enabled MSI logging and tried setup.exe, received same error message. Have posted 2 most recent MSI files and the setup.ini file. Here are the links:
Thanks for your help. Will stand by,
Is the system a 32-bit system? Did you log in as the administrator?
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Setup.ini file looks fine - no references to any Patches (.msp files)
The MSI logs are not complete, but most importantly they are from Microsoft Office installation.
Did you enable all switches for MSI logging?
Can you make sure that you provide the log from Acrobat installation and log starts with something like:
=== Verbose logging started: 3/20/2013 22:23:15 Build type: SHIP UNICODE 5.00.7601.00 Calling process: C:\Windows\System32\msiexec.exe ===
MSI (c) (CC:74) [22:23:15:789]: ******* RunEngine:
******* Product: C:\Users\......\AcroPro.msi
Without proper log file it would be hard to get to the bottom of the issue.
Sorry for posting the wrong logs. Having a problem with msi logging. Followed the KB314852 (a second time). I believe mis logging is working. Side question about msi logging, KB314852 and enableing using Group Policy. Step 3 of KB gives a path to "Windows Installer".When I follow the path there is no "Windows Installer" item listed and I have been unable to find a way to make the "Windows installer" item appear. Suggestions?
Here, again, are 2 links to msi files. I believe they are from calling the AcroPro.msi. but theMSI828b3.LOG was the only one I could find containing the word "Acro"
Here are the links:
Thanks, will stand by
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The second link has proper log.
As I suspected, you already had this Acrobat installed and updated by the Acrobat Updater.
The log shows original installation source as-
D:\DUtilities\Adobe Acrobat XI Pro 11_0 (031113)\Setup
and registered Update as-
MSI (c) (E4:74) [14:54:21:703]: SOURCEMGMT: Attempting to use LastUsedSource from source list.
MSI (c) (E4:74) [14:54:21:703]: SOURCEMGMT: Trying source C:\Documents and Settings\All Users.WINDOWS2\Application Data\Adobe\ARM\Acrobat_11.0.01\.
MSI (c) (E4:74) [14:54:21:734]: Note: 1: 2203 2: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users.WINDOWS2\Application Data\Adobe\ARM\Acrobat_11.0.01\AcrobatSecUpd11002.msp 3:
MSI (c) (E4:74) [14:54:21:734]: SOURCEMGMT: Source is invalid due to missing/inaccessible package.
AcrobatSecUpd11002.msp is no longer accessible by the Windows Installer Engine, which causes the error.
You can try to cleanup existing installation using Adobe Cleaner tool - it was suggested by the Users on Adobe Reader forum many times recently, I do not have the exact link.
After cleanup, try to install from the new source you have.
The cleanup utility is at http://labs.adobe.com/downloads/acrobatcleaner.html. This is not an update issue, but cleans Acrobat out of the registry, so be careful. If the installation has failed, this may be useful. Also remove any Acrobat folder created in the Program Files. When your try to install again, be sure to log in as the administrator and turn off anti-virus.
@Bill@VT & LeoAdobeX
Thanks for the information and link to the cleanup. Will take a look and report later this week.
Often a repair will do the job and saves the headache of all the uninstall, clean, reinstall, update cycle.
Bill@VT & LeoAdobeX,
An update: Had tried the repair with no success. Ran the "cleaner"; cleaner analysis said it found a Acrobat install (partial, failed ??) that did not show up on ADD/Remove programs. Let the cleaner do the cleaning, with no apparent ill affects to other programs (you never are quite shure of what might happen). Next time I ran setup there were no errors and trial installed. So, a big THANKS to both of you for your help. That closes this problem.