Error ‘Could not Access Network Location APPDATA’ in ccmsetup.log

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Error Could not access network location APPDATA in ccmsetup

I came accross Could not access network location APPDATA errors in ccmsetup.log during a SCCM 2012 client installation. Symptom The installation is stuck with those MSI error logs in ccmsetup.log and will retry in 120 minutes. Cause The environmental variable %APPDATA% is required during the SCCM client installation and fail to access. AppData folder contains application settings, files, and data specific to the apps on your PC. Solution Open registry and navigate to HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-18\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders Change AppData value to %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming The installation will resume in the next 120 minutes. (Could not access network location APPDATA) Nicolas PilonFounder of System Center Dudes. Nick … Read More

Unable to install SCCM Client because of SmsSwDistCacheDirDelete in ccmsetup.log

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During the SCCM client migration process from 2007 to 2012, I was unable to install client on a computer because of SmsSwDistCacheDirDelete in ccmsetup.log. It is checking for an existing old cache folder and trying to delete it. Symptom Your installation is stopped at SmsSwDistCacheDirDelete. Cause The process is unable to delete the cache folder. Solution Delete the client cache folder and the installation will resume automatically. There’s a lot of way to configure or detect the cache folder. If you are using the client push installation feature, you can configure the cache folder with the installation properties by clicking on Administration – … Read More