While trying to install Visual Studio 2005 one of my client was getting error "Installing to mapped drive is not supported"

Complete Error

At least one component has an install path set to a mapped drive. Installing to mapped drive is not supported

Cause: This issue is seen when the C:\Program Files\Common Files location in the registry is set to a Mapped or a Share Drive

Resolution: Registry Edit is require for this

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The registry key to modify is:


CommonFilesDir: This key should point to C:\Program Files\Common Files