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Why am I Receiving Error 1606 When Installing My National Instruments Software?

Primary Software:
Primary Software Version: 7.1
Primary Software Fixed Version: N/A
Secondary Software: Other NI Software, Driver Software, Instrument Drivers/IVI, Calibration Executive, Motion Assistant, Vision Assistant, DIAdem, Switch Executive, LabVIEW Run-Time Engine, LabWindows/CVI Run-Time Engine, Utility Software, LabVIEW Toolkits, Measurement Studio Add-ons, LabWindows/CVI Add-ons, Vision Builder for Automated Inspection, LabWindows/CVI Development Systems, Measurement Studio, LabVIEW Development Systems, LabVIEW Modules, Lookout, MATRIXx, TestStand

I am receiving the following error when I try to install any National Instruments Software:

Error 1606. Could not access network location <common administrative tools>. All users\

What is causing this error and how can I fix it?

This error can occur if the Windows Installer files are damaged or are not installed correctly. This problem can usually be fixed by following the steps in the Microsoft knowledgebase linked below.  Running a registry cleaning tool such as Regclean may also fix this problem.

Related Links:
Microsoft Knowledgebase: "You receive an "Error 1606" error message when you try to install or remove a Microsoft program"
KnowledgeBase 2NMFUI5A: Error 1324 When Installing or Un-installing National Instruments Software on Windows 2000?
Regclean: Scan, Repair, and Speed Up Your PC!


Report Date: 01/18/2002
Last Updated: 09/07/2012
Document ID: 2HHES48T

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