RDP Error Installing Management Reporter 2012

Microsoft Dynamics GPI was trying to install Management Reporter 2012 the other day and received an error message I’ve not seen before;

Windows Installer - The Windows Installer does not permit installation from a Remote Desktop ConnectionWindows Installer – The Windows Installter does not permit installation from a Remote Desktop Connection

I’ve installed Dynamics GP and related products any number of times using RDP to log onto the server without seeing this error.

Well, as a first step to resolving the problem I disconnected the RDP session and logged back on using the /admin switch to log onto the console and tried again, but got the same error.

I took a few minutes to think things through and then realised that I had Windows Explorer open and mapped across to a UNC share on another server and had run the installer from there.

I copied the installer locally and tried again. This time it ran through without any problems and I was able to successfully install Management Reporter.

A bit like making sure I run installers with the Run as Administartor option, I need to make sure the installers are local to the machine on which I am installing them.

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