The index tool reads the path to VuFind out of the %VUFIND_HOME% environment variable in Windows -- if you installed somewhere other than c:\vufind, you should be able to resolve this problem by setting the environment variable. And, of course, the workaround you found with copying the files is another approach in a pinch!
From: Lingley, Dean R [email@example.com]
Sent: Thursday, February 07, 2013 5:42 PM
Subject: [VuFind-Tech] Vufind 2.0 minor indexing error on Windows
Downloaded the 2.0 and installed on a win 7 machine. First indexing went great… things have really improved since I tried to install several years ago.
For the 2nd indexing attempt I enabled the:
first_indexed = custom, getFirstIndexed(001)
last_indexed = custom, getLastIndexed(001)
in the Marc_local.properties file.
On the next attempt to index I received an error:
Caused by: org.solrmarc.tools.SolrMarcIndexerException: Unable to access c:\vufind/web/conf/config.ini
So this path must be hard coded in those functions somewhere? I just created the dirs and copied the config file for a quick fix, but I thought I would let someone know about the error too.