Error Access Denied during installation

Issue encountered

The installation of GFI Archiver is interrupted with one of the following errors:

  • Setup failed to launch installation engine: Access is denied.
  • Error installing Ikernel.exe: Access is denied.

Third-party software may be interfering with GFI Archiver installation files:

  • Files in the temp folder are conflicting with the installation of GFI Archiver.
  • UAC is enabled and blocking the GFI Archiver installer.
  • Antivirus software is preventing the installation of GFI Archiver.
Possible Solutions
  1. Disable real-time scanning of anti-virus products or any other software scanning your machine real-time.
  2. Ensure that you do not have any software that automatically removes files from the temp directory.
  3. Log in the machine with the Domain Administrator account.
  4. Disable or set exclusions for UAC. For more information refer to
  1. Also, check the Distributed Component Object Model (DCOM) permissions as explained in