… today’s unsung hero. He saved me about half a day’s work trying to figure out what the heck was going on.
I didn’t use his solution exactly, because I was able to get the same effect by using the “USB” menu item on the RDC tool bar to directly attach my external drive. This was vastly preferable as I needed about about 8 GB and the hosting machine only has about 25 GB remaining.
Still, Mr. Miller gets the credit. Here’s his original post: http://anotherlab.rajapet.net/2008/05/ack-windows-installer-does-not-permit.html