Unable to install Migration Agent for Plesk: There was an error creating a temporary file that is needed to complete this installation

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2016-11-16 13:24:44 UTC

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2017-08-08 13:40:23 UTC

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Unable to install Migration Agent for Plesk: There was an error creating a temporary file that is needed to complete this installation

Applicable to:

  • Plesk for Windows

Symptoms

Unable to install Migration Agent for Plesk, following error appears:

There was an error creating a temporary file that is needed to complete this installation.

In Event Viewer > Application following error can be found:

Product: Parallels Panel Migration Agent -- Error 1336. There was an error creating a temporary file that is needed to complete this installation.  Folder: C:\\Windows\\Installer\\MSIEA9.tmp. System error code: 80

Cause

C:\\Windows\\Installer\\ contains 65535 MSI .tmp files. It's impossible to create new MSI .tmp file due to name collision.

Resolution

  1. Create backup of C:\\Windows\\Installer\\ .
  2. Removed all MSI*.tmp files from C:\\Windows\\Installer\\ .
  3. Install Migration Agent.
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