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"The Installation Manager is not running from a valid administrative image folder."

Question asked by Stephen Christie on Jan 2, 2015
Latest reply on May 29, 2017 by Emil Skibsted

I am attempting to install SolidWorks 2014 Educational on Linux under wine from an administrative image provided by my University. I understand that this environment is not supported, and is likely to have many issues, but I have seen evidence that some level of usability is attainable once past the installing stage. So, while I don't expect full assistance in getting it to work, I would appreciate help diagnosing the errors I have received.

 

The current issue I am experiencing is that upon running either

./sldim/sldIM.exe /adminclient /new /source "E:\sldim\admindirector.xml" /norunsw

or

startswinstall.exe /install /showui

I get the message:

"The Installation Manager is not running from a valid administrative image folder."

 

I have attached an installation log.

 

What are the potential causes for receiving this message under normal (i.e. Windows 7) conditions?

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