BUG: "Unable to Install Java Packages" Error Message When You Install Visual Studio 6.0 on a Computer Running Windows 2000 SP4

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When you try to install Visual Studio 6.0 on a computer running Windows 2000 SP4, you may receive the following error message:
Unable to install Java Packages from C:\Windows\java\classes\Xmldso.cab Access is denied


If you do not want to install Visual J++ 6.0 on the computer, you can work around this problem by ignoring the error message. This problem does not affect Microsoft Visual Basic, Microsoft Visual C++, Visual FoxPro, Visual SourceSafe, or Visual InterDev.


If you want to install Visual J++ 6.0 on the computer, follow these steps:
  1. Install the Microsoft virtual machine (Microsoft VM) from the Visual J++ 6.0 CD-ROM installation media. To do this, run Msjavx86.exe. This executable file is located in the IE4 folder on the CD-ROM.
  2. Use Windows Update to upgrade to the latest version of the Microsoft VM. To do this, click Start, point to All Programs, and then click Windows Update.
  3. Install Visual J++ 6.0 from the Visual J++ 6.0 CD-ROM installation media.


Article ID: 818421 - Last Review: February 27, 2014 - Revision: 1.3
  • Microsoft virtual machine 38xx Series
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 6.0 Service Pack 5
  • Microsoft Visual J++ 6.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Visual SourceSafe 4.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Visual FoxPro 6.0 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Visual InterDev 1.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Standard Edition
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