Windows Installer Does Not Permit Installation From A Remote Desktop Connection

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    When trying to install something from a remote desktop connection, you get this error:

    ERROR_INSTALL_REMOTE_PROHIBITED

    Error 1645 (0x66D)
    The Windows Installer does not permit installation from a Remote Desktop Connection.

    This is because the Windows Installer doesn’t permit installation from the following type of location:

    msiexec /i \\ComputerName\Drive\Application.msi

    To get around this, a network share instead, such as:

    msiexec /i \\ComputerName\ShareName\Application.msi

    Alternatively map or copy the MSI file’s directory to a local drive on the remote desktop you are trying to install to.

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