Monday, December 4, 2006

"the error code 2869" while running installations in Vista

I have run into interesting problem in Windows Vista, while I was installing Web Service Software Factory and GAT I kept getting 2869 error code, followed by a few empty 'OK' prompts.

It looks like this error is due to the installation package requiring administrative rights. In my case installation package was denied contact with Visual Studio 2005.

There are several ways to fix this problem:
1. create a batch file containing msi package, and run it as Administrator
batch file will contain following line: msiexec /i {package.msi}

2. run msi from the with elevated privileges command prompt.
Find your "Command Prompt", typically located in: %SystemRoot%\system32\cmd.exe (or just search for Command Prompt); right click on it and select "Run as Administrator", and then navigate to your msi file


Josh said...

I got this, too , with Quicktime install. Thanks for the tip.

Dilish said...

Thanks a lot Govorin..! Its working

crawler said...

When US sent people into the space they ran into a problem that ball point pens had problems writing in zero gravity. Therefore NASA spent millions to make pen write in space.
Russians just use pencils.

Great tip Alex! You should see fixes people came up with to resolve this issue.

klepfm said...

quck fix: launch cmd as administrator . Go to directory of msi. Type msiexec /a appname

Viola, no more 2869 error.


MissBizzyLizzy said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!!! This has been driving me crazy!!! What a simple way to get around the error code. I would never have figured it out on my own. Thanks again!