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2484938 - setup.exe fails to run when installing BI products or add-ons


  • Installation of BusinessObjects products and add-ons look like they do not run
  • Checking in task manager, the setup.exe and setupengine.exe can be seen spawning for a few seconds before disappearing
  • Temp folder installation logs (see KBA 1801736) show the following errors:

    Error: Global Poco exception caught
    Error: Class name: class Poco::AssertionViolationException
    Error: Display text: Assertion violation: !_dirs.empty() in file ".\src\Path.cpp", line 518

  • Event viewer logs show the following information event:
    Would be blocked by access protection rule  (rule is in warn-only mode) (Common Standard Protection:Prevent common programs from running files from the Temp folder). 



  • SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform 4.x (BI 4.0 / 4.1 / 4.2)
  • SAP BusinessObjects Explorer
  • SAP Data Services
  • SAP Design Studio add-on for BI
  • SAP Lumira add-on for BI
  • SAP BusinessObjects Client Tools
  • SAP BusinessObjects Live Office
  • SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards
  • SAP BusinessObjects Crystal Reports
  • SAP BusinessObjects Crystal Reports for Enterprise


SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence platform 4.0 ; SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence platform 4.1 ; SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence platform 4.2


KBA , BI-BIP-INS , Installation, Updates, Upgrade, Patching , Problem

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