Installation fails on a shared network-drive

If you are performing a local or -serveronly installation from a product image on a shared network-drive to a Windows Server 2003 computer, the installation may time out before the installation utility is launched. If this occurs, you must either:

  • Use a product CD instead of a network image.
  • Start the installation utility from a command line and use the -timeout command line option. This option increases the amount of time that the installation utility waits to connect to the Perl HTTP server before it times out. The installation utility uses the Perl HTTP server to install products.

For more details, see Running the installation utility on Windows from a command line.


For details and recommendations from Microsoft about installing and administering in a Windows Server 2003 environment, see the Microsoft website at

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