and the first thing you want to install is CCH PFX Engagement 6.0? Doesn’t everyone?
(okay so like maybe it’s just the beancounters on Christmas morning that are giddy with delight of installing tax and accounting software on Windows 7, but in general this is the best way to install line of business applications, older software, and just in general getting a new box set up)
Step one turn off UAC.
Yes, you heard me, turn off UAC. Turn it off DURING THE TIME YOU ARE INSTALLING SOFTWARE. Not turn it off on your Windows 7 permanently, silly.
I have personally found that if I leave it on during the install of software (especially beancounter stuff) it doesn’t quite install right even if I run as administrator and run the application compatibility wizard and all that.
So turn off UAC. You will be prompted to reboot your Windows 7. Then install the SQL 2008 (this is on the Engagement CD) and then install the PFX Engagement 6.0 from the MSI file (not autorun).
Remember Vista and Windows 7 have .net installed already. Once you do that the program will run just fine.
Then go back and move UAC back up (mind you as a Vista veteran I move it all the way to the top but the default is one notch from the top).
Windows 7, CCH, pfx Engagment 6.0