I’ve had this error a few times now with a big PC rollout I’ve been doing of v12.0 client (that’s why I’ve not posted anything for ages! 5000 machines down, 2000 to go…) and thought it might be useful to share. A scripted install of the client crashes out with the useless error “Could not access network location components”, event ID 11606.
Each time this has been because someone has previously installed Firefox and then uninstalled it (tsk – non-Enterprise ready software! And users with local admin rights, always a dangerous combination).
To solve, check whether Firefox is installed (probably not – remove it if so) and blow away this registry key that it fails to tidy up:
The install should now sail through just fine.
I’m sure there are other things that could cause this error of course, but I’ve had it a few times now and its been a badly removed Firefox installation every time.