Software Deployment Question


03/25/2010 7770 views
Does anyone know what it means when ProcMon reports a path as 'C:\Windows\:\Apps\AnApp\SomeDll.dll' Name Invalid? What does the : mean?

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No idea - if it's your app that is creating this entry, some apps do show some odd results in ProcMon... like that helps you... not
Good luck...
Answered 03/26/2010 by: AB
Purple Belt

It means that's the directory which the process is trying to access. It's an invalid DOS name, obviously, so - equally obviously - ProcMon tells you.
Answered 03/26/2010 by: VBScab
Red Belt

Of course it's an invalid name, it's got a : in it! I just wondered why Adobe Reader is trying to access a DLL in at a path with that in.

I got board of thinking about it now, so I shall just put it down to some weirdness.
Answered 03/26/2010 by: fuz_kitten
Second Degree Blue Belt

My guess would be that it's read the invalid path from a registry entry. ProcMon will show you that, too, of course.
Answered 03/26/2010 by: VBScab
Red Belt

I wouldn't worry too much about "Invalid Name". I typically look for "ACCESS DENIED". This solves 99% of any issues I have with getting a package to function correctly.

I'm not saying that ACCESS DENIED is the only thing that could be an issue. Sometimes Files are not in the places they should be or simply not found, etc... but "ACCESS DENIED" is the #1 thing I look for when software doesn't work.

Filter out "RESULT" for "ACCESS DENIED".
Answered 03/26/2010 by: Secondlaw
Third Degree Blue Belt

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