Installing Cygwin on Server 2012 R2 failing

Achim Gratz
Thu Aug 28 18:46:00 GMT 2014

Sam Townsend writes:
> I've been trying to install Cygwin on a Server 2012 R2 box, but the
> install keeps failing. I am using the latest installer (2.850,
> 32-bit), and I have tried multiple mirrors.

I've done multiple installs (for testing purposes) on just such a box,
both 32bit and 64bit and have had no such problems.

> Relevant portion of setup.log.full:

It seems you are trying to install into the root directory of the C:
drive.  Move it down a directory, maybe into C:\Freeware\Cygwin and
install there and I guess it will work.

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