[Dshield] Help! Can no longer install programs - Related toSecurity updates?

Adrian Sanabria adrian.sanabria at gmail.com
Mon Jan 22 02:34:37 GMT 2007


I know it was a vague question, but I've had cases where the "system"
account mysteriously disappeared from files. Makes for all kinds of exciting
OS behavior. That's all I can think of.

--Adrian

On 1/21/07, adrian.sanabria at gmail.com <adrian.sanabria at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> What are the permissions (local) on the file?
>
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Peter Stendahl-Juvonen <peter.stendahl-juvonen at welho.com>
> Date: Sun, 21 Jan 2007 16:41:41
> To:General DShield Discussion List <list at lists.dshield.org>
> Subject: [Dshield] Help! Can no longer install programs - Related to
>         Security updates?
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> Help! Can no longer install programs - Related to Security updates?
>
> Would the distinguished subscribers to this awesome list, please kindly
> help by pointing into correct direction in the following dilemma?
>
> (The experienced issue made it possible to manually install, e.g. a
> security patch, so it is at least that way related to security [patches]
> as well. ;-)
>
> I have encountered the following issue on two systems (after having
> automatically applied the latest security updates).
>
> Both systems are fully patched up-to-date WXP Pro systems (with a
> nationalized Finnish version [of O/S] and GUI).
>
> I have changed the name of the Admin account (from default) on both
> systems, and attempt to execute the installation/setup file; signed on
> the Admin account, witch has (by default) full administrative privileges.
>
> When I attempt to run the installation/setup file, receive the following
> prompt (direct translation from Finnish into English):
>
> "[Full path name]
> Windows cannot use the specified device, path or file. You may not have
> the required privileges.
> [OK]"
>
> Nothing logged into the security log.
>
> So, it now appears I cannot install any programs on these systems,
> before the issue is solved.
>
> Has anyone experienced the same or similar?
>
> Do you have idea(s), what might cause the issue, and how to correct the
> situation? Might it relate to MS security patches?
>
> Thanks for any pointers into the right direction.
>
>
> - - Pete
>
>
>                 "A prudent question is one-half of wisdom."
>       Francis Bacon (1561-1626); English philosopher, statesman.
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