Error: System has insufficient privileges

Nov 1, 2014


When you tried to install Autodesk Inventor 2009 with Service Pack 1 (SP1) appended (SP1) from a deployment image, on the Windows Vista SP1 operating system, you received the following error message: 

Error 1321: System has insufficient privileges to modify this file

Note: The file path specified in the error message may vary depending on your installation.



To resolve this error

For silent installations

  • Install the Service Pack 1 (SP1) patch for Autodesk Inventor 2009 separately.

For non-silent installations

  1. Click Retry in the Error 1321 dialog box. The installation should succeed.
  2. Install the Autodesk Inventor SP1 patch separately.

Alternatively, you can try doing the following before performing either a silent or non-silent installation:

  1. To add Service Pack 1 to the deployment, use the Merge option instead of Append when creating or modifying the deployment image. 
    Note: If you use the Merge option, you will not be able to use Add or Remove Programs in Windows to uninstall the service pack.
  2. Turn off the Distributed Link Tracking Client service.
  3. If possible, update your operating system to Vista SP1 after installing Inventor 2009 with SP1.


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