installation software fails requesting folder containing installation package 'digianywhereusb manager.msi'

The re-installation of anywhere usb2 driver 40003045_win64_10.1.23.171_h.exe fails on windows server 2016 with the following message:

the feature you are trying to use is on a network resource which is available.
Click ok to try again,or enter an alternate path to a folder containing the installation package
‘digi anywhere usb manager.msi’ in the box below

i have full administrator right son this workgroup server and i am installing from a local drive(not a network drive). The previous installation worked. I had to uninstall in order to start again with a factory resest anywhereusb2 plus.

Any thoughts folks?

If you have not already, I suggest raising a support case with Digi by emailing