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Error message when you try to install a 2007 Office suite or program: "Path \\<ServerName\<ShareName> is not available for installing"

For a Microsoft Office 2003 version of this article, see 816950.
SYMPTOMS
When you try to install a 2007 Microsoft Office suite or program to a network location, you receive one of the following error messages:
  • When you try to install the 2007 Office suite or program to network share
    Path \\ServerName\ShareName is not available for installing. Try another path.
  • When you try to install the 2007 Office suite or program to mapped network drive
    Network, CDROM, and RAM drives are not supported install paths. Choose a folder located on a fixed disk or removable drive.
CAUSE
This issue occurs because the 2007 Office Setup program does not support installing a 2007 Office suite or program to a network location.
WORKAROUND
To work around this issue, install the 2007 Office suite or program to a local hard disk.
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Article ID: 924744 - Last Review: 10/15/2007 22:02:12 - Revision: 1.4

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