Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Product: Microsoft Network Monitor 3.4 -- Error 1722. There is a problem with this Windows Installer package. A program run as part of the setup did not finish as expected. Contact your support personnel or package vendor. Action BindDriver, location: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Network Monitor 3\, command: "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Network Monitor 3\nmconfig.exe"

When installing NetMon 3.4 earlier today I had a strange error on test Windows Server 2008 R2 Virtual Machine.

Product: Microsoft Network Monitor 3.4 -- Error 1722. There is a problem with this Windows Installer package. A program run as part of the setup did not finish as expected. Contact your support personnel or package vendor. Action BindDriver, location: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Network Monitor 3\, command: "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Network Monitor 3\nmconfig.exe" /install S-1-5-21-4060388796-979203389-4127277286-500

After immediately blaming UAC and several other troublesome technologies I found that the issue was that I had downloaded the installer to the root of C: as netmon.exe.

Renaming the installer to anything other than netmon.exe and rerunning the installation solved the issue.