I keep running into weird stuff with Windows as a server platform.
Java JDK installer fails to install at the step where you can select the components and the install path and press Next.
The error message is:
A path with a semi colon in it, is not supported for this product. Please select a directory path without a semi-colon
Weird thing here is that the installpath doesnt contain any semi-colon but is simply “c:\java\jdk1.6.0_24”. The error is just misleading and probably a bug in the Installshield software. I think the error occurs when the source path of the installer executable is located in a path which is to long.
Try to move the installer to the root of your system c:\ and try again.
This fixed it for me.