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Installer fail when Security Event log access is blocked RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I am using TransactedInstaller to install a service onto a Windows Server 2003 machine. The service is a .NET application. During installation, I receive an error:

    "..Inaccessible logs: Security.."

    I'm running the installer with Administrator rights and my access to the Security log is blocked due to compliance. I'm trying to gather more information on how the installer interacts with the Security log so that the IT department has a better understanding on how to proceed.

    My questions are:

    (1) Why does the installer need access to the Security Event log?

    (2) Will the installer and/or the installed service need access to the Security Event log after install?

    Thanks,

    Ray

    Monday, June 17, 2013 4:18 PM

All replies

  • Hi Ray,

    >>(1) Why does the installer need access to the Security Event log?

    Because this behavior changed the system, any such kind of action should be approved to protect the system. And the installer log this process in Security event log.

    >>(2) Will the installer and/or the installed service need access to the Security Event log after install?

    No, when it finished. the installer doesn't need to access this log again.

    Best regards,


    Mike Feng
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    Tuesday, June 18, 2013 8:02 AM
    Moderator
  • Is your installer attempting to register an event log source?  If so, you may be running into the problem described at http://stackoverflow.com/questions/9564420/the-source-was-not-found-but-some-or-all-event-logs-could-not-be-searched/9567355.

    HTH,

    Nicole

    Tuesday, June 18, 2013 3:02 PM
  • >>(1) Why does the installer need access to the Security Event log?

    Because this behavior changed the system, any such kind of action should be approved to protect the system. And the installer log this process in Security event log.

    When I have access to the Security log and run the installer, it completes without any issues but the Security log remains unchanged. Can you please elaborate? Thanks

    @Nicole Thanks for the reply but that is not the case.

    Tuesday, June 18, 2013 3:38 PM
  • Anyone?
    Thursday, June 20, 2013 1:51 PM
  • Could you please provide the full exception details (including stack trace), as returned by its ToString() method?
    Thursday, June 20, 2013 8:36 PM