Friday, February 13, 2009

Adobe Reader installer quits after ODBC Setup

Adobe is the most incompetent large software company on the planet Earth.

I really can't understand why they're still in business, or why anyone pays any attention to them.

I just ran into this bug -- it was well understood in August 2008 ...

Adobe Forums - AdobeReader 9 installer quits after ODBC Setup on Vista

... In my case this was caused by the presence of a MS ODBC setup.exe file programfiles\SAP\FrontEnd\SAPgui\FILC\odbc. This file was in PATH and thus triggered, I renamed the file temporarily and the install works. Probably goes for any file named setup.exe in PATH...

No other XP installer has this kind of problem.

Why is Adobe still in business? Won't someone rid me of this company?!


Anonymous said...

Hi Gordon,
Thanks for your infomation, I guess is not the Adobe issue, for my case I got the same problem when I try to install Trendmicro officeScan. But after I remove the SAp Front end it work fine. Anyway Thanks for your info.

Anonymous said...

Problem is not with the PATH variable. Problem is with APP PATHS in the Registry. See HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\
There you will see an entry for SETUP.EXE. This is what is incorrectly started during the installation. Delete or rename this entry in the Registry to fix your problem.