Error 1317. An error occurred while attempting to create the directory C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\SEP

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Endpoint Protection

Issue/Introduction

Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) installation as a Self managed client fails on the Windows - XP, 32 Bit with an error "Error 1317. An error occurred while attempting to create the directory C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\SEP"

Error 1317. An error occurred while attempting to create the directory C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\SEP

Cause

from sep_inst logs

MSI (s) (A0:50) [16:13:17:046]: Note: 1: 1317 2: C:\WINDOWS
Info 2835.The control ErrorIcon was not found on dialog SetupError.
Error 1317. An error occurred while attempting to create the directory C:\WINDOWS
MSI (s) (A0:50) [16:14:58:671]: Product: Symantec Endpoint Protection -- Error 1317. An error occurred while attempting to create the directory C:\WINDOWS

Permissions issue

Resolution

This is the result of insufficient NTFS permissions on the target computer. The most common cause is a lack of required permissions on the C:\Program Files folder. Perform the following steps to ensure that Administrators, SYSTEM and CREATOR OWNER have Full Control of the Program Files directory:

On Windows 2000/XP

  1. Open Windows Explorer, right-click the Program Files folder, and then click Properties.
  2. Select the Security tab.
  3. Confirm that Administrators, SYSTEM, and CREATOR OWNER are set to Full Control.
  4. Click OK, and then close Windows Explorer.

After you have granted Full Control to Administrators, SYSTEM and CREATOR OWNER, ensure that you are logged on as a member of the Administrator group, and then install Symantec Endpoint Protection


Applies To

Windows XP Professional SP-3
SEP 12.1.1000.157 Self managed

Attachments

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