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Problem installing SVN-1696 under WindowsXP Pro SP3

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  • #2690

    Anonymous

    I’m running Windows XP Pro SP3, and had a problem installing Firefly Media Server SVN-1696. Specifically, the installer claims to be skipping WindowsInstaller -xxxx, but then executes it. It never returns. When I try to kill the install using the Task Manager, it takes a couple of tries.

    What could I be doing wrong?

    Thanks!

    David

    #17855

    Anonymous

    After killing the installation attempt, Firefly is in H:Program FilesFirefly Media Server, but there is no service to start or stop. The taskbar tool says that I need to be an administrator in order to install the software.

    If I doubleclick on the file that appeared to hang, WindowsInstaller-KB893803-v2-x86.exe, it indicates that the service pack that I am running (Windows XP SP3) is newer than the update I’m trying to install.

    When I try to reboot later, it appears that some application that was trying to uncompress files had hung, and I have to kill that process.

    #17856

    fizze
    Participant

    Are you a local administrator?

    #17857

    Anonymous

    Yes, I am a local administrator.

    #17858

    Anonymous

    That was a good idea – when I run FireflyShell.exe, the start server button is greyed out, and it tells me that I need to be a local administrator in order to run it.

    My computer is not a member of a domain, so “local” is perhaps a misnomer. My user has administrator privileges.

    Any other ideas?

    Thanks!

    David

    #17859

    fizze
    Participant

    Well you did install Bonjour and the whatnot?
    Can you see in the system / application etc. log for any messages of the installer or firefly?

    Has the service been created at least?

    What about runnnig firefly manually in the foreground iE through a command prompt window? That should always work.

    #17860

    Anonymous

    Got it!

    I turned off my network, turned off Spybot Search & Destroy and Avast Antivirus, and re-ran the installer. It hung in the same place. I started up the Task Manager, and killed the task that the installer was running. The rest of the install process completed successfully.

    David

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