When you try to install Adobe Creative Suite 4 products or Acrobat 8 or 9, you get the error, "1606: could not access network location\Startup".
When installing Acrobat, the 1606 error usually references the Startup location. However, it can also reference other locations, such as the following:
"Error 1606. Could Not Access Network Location <Common Administrative Tools>.All Users\"
Try using the Microsoft Fix it wizard, available at support.microsoft.com/kb/886549. This wizard updates the Windows registry.
Disclaimer: Adobe does not support third-party software and provides this information as a courtesy only.
Important: The following steps require you to modify the Windows registry. Modifications to the Windows registry, if not done correctly, can cause serious problems to a Windows operating system. The information is provided as a courtesy. If you have reservations about modifying the registry, contact Microsoft Office technical support. Back up the registry before modifying it. More information on how to back up the registry can be found on the Microsoft support site at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322756.
- Right-click Path and choose Modify. Redirect the value to the local installation folder for Microsoft Office.
Note: If the Path value does not exist, create it. (Right-click inside the right pane and select New > String Value (REG-SZ). Set it to the path where the Microsoft Office folder is located on your computer.) The default paths for Microsoft Office 2000-2007 are:
- Office 2000 - C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office
- Office XP (2002) - C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10
- Office 2003 - C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office11
- Office 2007 - C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12
These instructions are designed for creating a local administrative user. You can use a domain account, but these instructions don't assist with setting up the account. For testing purposes, log in to a local account to prevent any network-related issues.
Solution 5: Change the target location of the My Documents folder to a folder on the local computer.
If you receive a 1606 error when you install Acrobat after completing solutions 1 through 5, see the following Microsoft articles, or contact Adobe Technical Support. (Also use this solution if you get the 1606 error when installing Adobe Reader or any third-party application.)
- If you still get the 1606 error message when installing a supported Adobe product, contact Adobe Technical Support. More information on how to contact Adobe technical Support can be found at: http://www.adobe.com/go/support/.
Note: [remote_hostname] is the name of the host computer. It is found after the first two backslashes and the before following backslash. For example: \\lotusexchange\flats\acrobat_9_installation. The remote host name is lotusexchange.
This error message is generated when the installer can't resolve a path during the installation of Acrobat. The error is often generated when you attempt to access the installation path of Microsoft Office during the installation of the PDFMaker components. Restoring this path or reinstalling Office typically resolves these issues.