How To Eliminate The Windows Error Code 2869 - Microsoft Installer error 2869 on Windows Vista
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Windows error code 2869 (- Microsoft Installer error 2869 on Windows Vista) can be solved. Check out our guide for troubleshooting the Installation error code and how to prevent it from coming back in the future.

What happens

This is a software installer error that occurs only with Microsoft Windows Vista. Vista strictly enforces the NoImpersonate bit on Custom Actions, which had been ignored by Windows XP. It occurs as a result of the User Access Control (UAC) feature of Windows Vista.

What the experts recommended when Windows code 2869 is displayed

This problem may occur when the software package conflicts with the Microsoft Windows Vista operating system due to problems with User Access Control. The problem is in when the installation package requires administrative rights. The first thing to do is to check to see if the software vendor has released a patch to fix the problem. Of course, upgrading your operating system is always an option—if you upgrade from Windows Vista to Windows 7, the problem will disappear.

Alternately, you can create a batch file that contains the MSI package, and run it as Administrator, with the batch file containing the line: msiexec /I {package.msi}. Then run MSI from the command prompt with elevated privileges.

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