Category: Windows Server

The System Administrator has set policies to prevent this installation

OS: windows 2012 R2 Standard

While installing Installing LAPSx64.msi, I’d get this error message when installing via double-clicking.

Window Error Dialog  box

When I’d install it from the command-line (elevated), I’d get a different error.

> msiexec /a "LAPSx64.msi"
Window Error Dialog Box

Launch gpedit.msc and browse to Local Computer Policy > Computer Configuration > Administrative Template > Windows Components > Windows Installer. Select the “Turn off Windows Installer” setting and click edit policy setting. Enable the policy and in the options pane, click the down arrow under “Disable Windows Installer” and select “never”. Click apply.

Windows Group Policy Editor

Retry the install.

Error when running WSUS post-installation task

Post-deployment Configuration

I have a newly installed Windows 2012 R2 server and I just added the Windows Server Update Service role. After the install completed, I launched the post-installation task.

Launch Post-Installation Tasks

The post install configuration failed. I reviewed the .tmp file to see what actually caused the task to fail.

CreateDefaultSubscription failed. Exception: System.Data.SqlClient.SqlException (0x80131904): Login failed for user USERID

Post-deployment Configuration

Details of failed task


The user is the computer name of the WSUS server.


I launched SQL Management Studio and located the user referenced in the log file.

After looking at the roles assigned to that database user, I then checked the SYSADMIN server role members and noticed the user mentioned is not listed.


I added the computer name as a member and re-ran the post-installation task.


 That did the trick and the post deployment configuration completed without error.



I’m still testing to see if I can assign the computer a more restricted role other than sysadmin, and I haven’t found any documentation on it, but I’ll keep searching. Maybe I’ll tweet Lawrence Garvin.

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