CreateProcess error=206 during JasperSoft installation

Document ID : KB000038927
Last Modified Date : 06/03/2018
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Issue:

 

Issue: 

 

Installing CABI 6.1 JasperSoft using the silent installer is failing with error:

CreateProcess error=206, The filename or extension is too long 

 

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Environment:

Windows 2012
Windows 2008
Cause:

This is caused by a Windows 32K Character limitation dealing with long directory structures and file names. See the following links for further details: 

https://community.jaspersoft.com/questions/802574/createprocess-error206

https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/aa365247
Resolution:

Move the installation files to a lower directory structure.
Example: 

Files were located at C:\Users\Administrator\Downloads\ca-jaspersoft\

Move to: C:\ca-jaspersoft

Installation will no longer fail.