JSI Tip 4819. Windows XP error 1606, 'Could not access network location <Common Administrative Tools>.All users\'?

When you install a program, Windows XP displays a message similar to:

Could not access network location <Common Administrative Tools>.All users\.

This error is caused by an incorrect entry in the Common Administrative Tools Value Name.

To resolve the problem:

1. Use the Registry Editor to navigate to:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders.

2. Double-click the Common Administrative Tools Value Name, a REG_EXPAND_SZ data type, and set the data value to %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Start Menu\Programs\Administrative Tools.

3. Navigate to:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders.

4. Verify that the Common Administrative Tools Value Name, a string data type, is set to the expanded equivalent of %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Start Menu\Programs\Administrative Tools, normally C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Administrative Tools.

5. Exit the Registry Editor.

6. Shutdown and restart your computer.



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