When you install an Adobe Creative Suite 4, 5, or 5.5 product or updates, the installer returns one of the following error messages:
"Error 2203: Database: C:\Windows\Installer\d79c0.msi. Cannot open database file. System error -2147287035"
Verify the directory permissions to grant the SYSTEM account Full Control permissions to the folder referenced in the log (for example, C:\Windows\Installer\c5ab.msi). The folder referenced is often \Windows\Installer.
Attempt the following steps on the \Windows\Installer folder. If fixing the permissions to the installers folder does not resolve the issue, review the installation log file for the folder referenced in the error message. For information on finding the folder in the log, see Troubleshoot CS5 installation with install logs (cpsid_84451.)
In the Security tab, make sure that Administrators and System are listed and permissions for security are set to Full Control. If not, do the following:
a. Click Edit.
b. If the User Account Control (UAC) elevation prompt appears, then follow the instructions to accept it.
c. Make the necessary changes.
Ad-ware and Anti-virus software can lock certain files on your machine and prevent the installation.
The error code -2147287035 in the Installer log file usually indicates that an "Access denied" error occurred during the installation. This means that the installer might not have rights to write to the directory referenced. The 2203 error code can also be an indication of a problem with the Microsoft Windows Installer.