We recently got an interesting case in which an installation of Autodesk software was affected by an encrypted drive.
In the installation log stated the following:
2012/11/1:14:20:19 m~3 O~LT045 === Setup started on OTH01LT045 by m~3 ===
2012/11/1:14:20:19 m~3 O~LT045 Launch
2012/11/1:14:42:02 m~3 O~LT045 === Setup ended ===
The error message when installing AutoCAD LT 2012 was:
The system cannot open the device or file specified.
In this scenario, the solution is to change the both environment variables TEMP & TMP folder to another location (drive i.e. D:\ or E:\ etc) that didn't have the encryption enabled.
The default value for TEMP & TMP is typically in the local user of the C:\ drive:
Reference posts of various other TEMP & TMP folder workarounds:
Thanks to Ryan Martin for sharing this tip with the community.