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avast home will not install on Windows Server 2003
« on: May 03, 2009, 07:13:30 PM »
Hi everyone,

I am a student and I just received a license for Windows 2003 Server from my faculty due to a AI project that will be hosted on my machine.

I am a faithful user of AVAST antivirus (home edition) and unfortunately it refuses to install on my machine... You can see the install log below.

Please tell me there is a possibility of installing AVAST home on my machine. It`s the 2nd time i get instantly infected with F###### conficker.

Thank you!


INSTALL LOG:

03.05.2009 21:58:19 general: Started: 03.05.2009, 21:58:19
03.05.2009 21:58:19 general: Running setup_av_pro-537 (1335)
03.05.2009 21:58:19 system: Operating system: Windows2003 ver 5.2, build 3790, sp 2.0 [Service Pack 2] SERVER
03.05.2009 21:58:19 system: Memory: 23% load. Phys:2097151/2097151K free, Page:4194303/4194303K free, Virt:2067304/2097024K free
03.05.2009 21:58:19 system: Computer WinName: INHELL
03.05.2009 21:58:19 system: Windows Net User: INHELL\Administrator
03.05.2009 21:58:19 general: Cmdline: /sfx /sfxstorage "C:\DOCUME~1\ADMINI~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\_av_sfx.tm~a03688"  /srcpath "D:\DOWNLO~1" /sfxname "setupeng"
03.05.2009 21:58:19 general: DldSrc set to sfx
03.05.2009 21:58:19 general: Old version: ffffffff (-1)
03.05.2009 21:58:19 general: Install check: SetupVersion does NOT exist
03.05.2009 21:58:19 general: SGW32P::CheckIfInstalled set m_bAlreadyInstalled to 0
03.05.2009 21:58:19 registry: Get registry: Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Version=6.0.3790.3959
03.05.2009 21:58:19 general: Err:Your operating system does not meet the minimum requirements. You can install avast! only on Windows NT4 with Service Pack 4 or higher. It cannot be installed on NT Server.

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Re: avast home will not install on Windows Server 2003
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2009, 07:26:24 PM »
as far as i know it will not install. it is not because you made something wrong but because that type of OS has another AVAST type of software . AVAST for server and it is not free
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Re: avast home will not install on Windows Server 2003
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2009, 08:28:32 PM »
I confirm that it won't work on a server OS as it isn't supported in the Home or Pro version as they are client/stand alone versions.

So it is not so much that "Your operating system does not meet the minimum requirements. You can install avast! only on Windows NT4 with Service Pack 4 or higher." it doesn't meet the minimum standard, but that "It cannot be installed on NT Server." which includes Windows 2003 Server.

Whilst the Server version of avast is expensive, there is a Windows Home Server option that is cheaper, but I don't know if that supports Windows 2003 Server, but only the "Windows Home Server OS"
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Re: avast home will not install on Windows Server 2003
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2009, 05:18:06 AM »
i feel sorry for avast.

i mean it`s still my home pc, i am not in a company or anything like that.

i just installed windows 2003 server in order to lead freaky school project.... should never have done that.....

i even tried to change the registry key avast is reading during setup: path HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\ProductOptions key ProductType but windows won`t allow me, instant error regarding license violation (tampering with product type)... 5cr3w that!

avast really 5uck5 at this. will never buy the pro version from them and if noone from avast bothered to answer i`ll migrate to nod32 (reinstall whole system @ 30 days using ghost from hiren and reinstall nod :D); nod would have been my first choice but as it needs reinstalling of the entire system and as there was free avast... went to avast which proved so far to be pretty nice. (please note the past tense)

by-by avast!

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Re: avast home will not install on Windows Server 2003
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2009, 05:26:06 AM »
it`s not that i am mean or that i want to revenge on avast, i have no reasons for that; i`ve been using avast for like 1 year and half and i`ve been promoting it as well (installing it all over to my friends, advising them to register etc; more than 40 installation in the past 3 months)... but i mean when you get a better os for free from your university and the antivirus you love refuses to work... damn, it`s almost like your girlfriend cheated on you.

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Re: avast home will not install on Windows Server 2003
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2009, 07:27:18 AM »
avast! 4.8 (Home & Professional) won't install on Windows Server OS because, like almost all AVs for Windows PCs, it's just not designed to work properly on a multi-user system.

This post has a link to a Free version of Spyware Doctor with AV which, according to the poster, works on Server 2003 (but I haven't been game to try it myself).

« Last Edit: May 05, 2009, 07:43:40 AM by Vladimyr »
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Re: avast home will not install on Windows Server 2003
« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2009, 07:34:13 AM »
Well, that's not really true (that it can't work in a multi-user system)... it's more like an artifical check to prevent server users from using a free version in corporate environment where Server Edition is required.
Anyway, that's how it is I'm afraid - avast! Home/Pro cannot be installed on a server OS, and there's nothing that can be done about it; it's hardcoded into the program.

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Re: avast home will not install on Windows Server 2003
« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2009, 07:45:44 AM »
Okay igor, I've learnt something today!
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       but in the end it leads to death
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