“The path is not of a legal form” while installing the Dynamics CRM Outlook client

Recently, I was installing the Dynamics CRM 4.0 Outlook client on a test server.  After selecting the install directory, I received an error message saying “The path is not of a legal form”.

However, the specified folder was “C:\Program Files\CRM Client” and it was present on the C drive. After a few searches on the Web, I found someone having a similar issue while installing the CRM Data Migration Manager.Their solution was to update manually the registry.

Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\
Installer\UserData\S-1-5-18\Products\59DD8CB00184F24E99A62CF4D6109FA\InstallProperties]

Name: InstallLocation

Set the Data value to “C:\Program Files\Microsoft Dynamics CRM”

After this modification, setup continued without an error.

On My server (italian language) the installation key of Microsoft Dynamics CRM Server is:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\
Installer\UserData\S-1-5-18\Products\43689CC1EAEE14C458FDAD0580BC0C97\InstallProperties]

Setting the value [InstallLocation] to “C:\Program Files\Microsoft Dynamics CRM” the setup continued.

In another case (english language) the installation key of Microsoft Dynamics CRM Server was:

059DD8CB00184F24E99A62CF4D6109FA

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