I am trying to install Sitecore Powershell Extension (SPE) 6.2 on my local development environment on Sitecore XP 9.2.

As per the official Compatibility table from below link, SPE 6.2 is compatible with Sitecore 9.2.


I downloaded following package from official git repository :

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When I am trying to install it through Installation Wizard, it is giving me following error because my laptop does not have "E" Drive.

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So, how can I change the path ?

Log file details below :

ManagedPoolThread #3 2023-06-14 18:14:59 ERROR Installation failed: System.UnauthorizedAccessException: Access to the path 'E:\install\8CC254CF58A74DCD9DDC7CA1E58178FE' is denied.
   at System.IO.__Error.WinIOError(Int32 errorCode, String maybeFullPath)
   at System.IO.Directory.InternalCreateDirectory(String fullPath, String path, Object dirSecurityObj, Boolean checkHost)
   at System.IO.Directory.InternalCreateDirectoryHelper(String path, Boolean checkHost)
   at Sitecore.Install.Files.FileInstaller.Install(Boolean allowOverwrite, String path, Stream stream)
   at Sitecore.Install.Files.FileInstaller.Install(Boolean allowOverwrite, String path, PackageEntry entry)
   at Sitecore.Install.Files.FileInstaller.Put(PackageEntry entry)
   at Sitecore.Install.Framework.SinkDispatcher.Put(PackageEntry entry)
   at Sitecore.Install.Utils.EntrySorter.Flush()
   at Sitecore.Install.Zip.PackageReader.Populate(ISink`1 sink)
   at Sitecore.Install.Utils.EntrySorter.Populate(ISink`1 sink)
   at Sitecore.Install.Installer.InstallPackage(String path, Boolean registerInstallation, ISource`1 source, IProcessingContext context)
   at Sitecore.Install.Installer.InstallPackage(String path, IProcessingContext context)
   at Sitecore.Shell.Applications.Install.Dialogs.InstallPackage.InstallPackageForm.AsyncHelper.<Install>b__8_0()
   at Sitecore.Shell.Applications.Install.Dialogs.InstallPackage.InstallPackageForm.AsyncHelper.CatchExceptions(ThreadStart start) 

2 Answers 2


Your error looks the same as given in this thread.


So to solve this you need to change the app pool to run under the LocalSystem account temporarily to install the package.

Check this to configure app pool.

Try this and hope this will solve your issue.


I tried the solution of using "Local System" Identity instead of "ApplicationPoolidentity" as suggested by Sumit in answer above to install SPE.

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Also, observed that after the installation, with either "Local System" identity or "ApplicationPoolidentity" SPE GUI and functionality is working fine.

SPE GUI with Local System identity below :

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SPE GUI with ApplicationPoolidentity below :

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