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Workaround for Installing GroupWise on Windows 2003

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By Joep Piscaer

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Posted: 10 Jul 2007
 

Problem

Cannot install a new GroupWise system from a Microsoft Windows 2003 machine.

The Auto-run works, and selecting to install a new GroupWise system works. Selecting a language to display the 'Software License Agreement' works, too. After that, the installation program (X:\admin\install.exe) fails to load.

The Microsoft Windows Event Viewer (eventvwr.msc) displays an error in the 'Application' log:

Event Type:	Error
Event Source:	Application Error
Event Category:	(100)
Event ID:	1000
Date:		4-7-2007
Time:		10:21:44
User:		N/A
Computer:	MSWIN200307
Description:
Faulting application install.exe, version 0.0.0.0, faulting module unknown, version 0.0.0.0, fault address 0x00930f74.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at:
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp

Data:
0000: 41 70 70 6c 69 63 61 74   Applicat
0008: 69 6f 6e 20 46 61 69 6c   ion Fail
0010: 75 72 65 20 20 69 6e 73   ure  ins
0018: 74 61 6c 6c 2e 65 78 65   tall.exe
0020: 20 30 2e 30 2e 30 2e 30   0.0.0.0
0028: 20 69 6e 20 75 6e 6b 6e   in unkn
0030: 6f 77 6e 20 30 2e 30 2e   own 0.0.
0038: 30 2e 30 20 61 74 20 6f   0.0 at o
0040: 66 66 73 65 74 20 30 30   ffset 00
0048: 39 33 30 66 37 34         930f74 

Solution

Disable the 'Data Execution Prevention' feature in Windows (or enable only for 'essential Windows programs and services').

See Control Panel > System Properties > Advanced > Performance Settings > Data Execution Prevention.

Environment

  • OS: Microsoft Windows 2003 R2 Enterprise (x86)
  • Client: Novell Client 4.91 SP3
  • GroupWise: GW 7.0.1 Installation CD


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