USMT fails to install on Windows Server

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Source: Microsoft Support
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Symptom


When attempting to install USMT 3.0, 3.0.1, or 3.0.2 on Windows Server 2003 or Windows Sever 2008 the installer exits with the following error:  

“There is a problem with this Windows Installer package.  A program run as part of the setup did not finish as expected.  Contact your support personnel or package vendor.”
Cause


Installing and executing USMT on any version of Windows Server is not supported.
Resolution


Install and use USMT on one of the supported client versions of Windows.  Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows Vista are all supported.
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Article ID: 959066 - Last Review: 01/16/2015 16:29:05 - Revision: 2.0

Windows Server 2008 Standard, Windows Server 2008 Enterprise, Windows Server 2008 Datacenter, Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-Based Systems

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