Client installation fails when using remote install on Windows computers. Entering the domain administrator login shows the error:
To install on a remote computer, use an account with administrator privileges. If the target computer is running Windows XP Home or Vista Basic, remote installation cannot proceed because there is no remote registry service on these platforms.
However, installation succeeds when using AutoPcc and client packager on computers where remote installation initially failed.
The error occurs because the Local Service user account does not have permissions to the following registry subkey:
To resolve this issue, use the Registry Editor on the affected computer to grant Read permissions to the Local Service user account. Do the following:
- Open the Registry Editor. Always back up the whole registry before making any modifications. Incorrect changes to the registry can cause serious system problems.
- Go to Start > Run.
- Type "regedit", and then click OK. The Registry Editor window opens.
- Go to the following registry hive:
- Right-click winreg, and then click Permissions.
- Click Add...
- In the Enter the object names to select text box, type "Local Service" and then click OK.
Alternatively, enter the name of a user or group that you want to grant access permission.
- Under the Permissions for LOCAL SERVICE list, select the Read check box under Allow.
- Click OK > Apply.
- Close the Registry Editor.
- Restart your computer.
For more information, visit this Microsoft article: You receive an error message when you try to access the registry or Event Viewer on a remote computer that runs Windows XP Professional