Historical archive 2003-2011
Here's a few links I put on our internal wiki for our support engineers:Introductory / General Reference (for everyone) How Windows Installer Shortcuts Work Setup Sense and Sensibility Unofficial UAC in MSI Notes Rob's “Saw Tooth” Diagram Rob’s “Four Squares” Diagram Credential Prompt and Permissions ExplainedAdvanced References (primarily for installation developers) Main Windows Installer documentation page Microsoft Windows Installer Team Blog Robert Flaming - Setup Sense and Sensibility Rob Mensching - Openly Uninstalled Stefan Krueger - InstallSite.org Chris Painter - Deployment Engineering Heath Stewart's Blog Bob Arnson - Joy of SetupTraining DesktopEngineer.com MSI TrainingTroubleshooting System Policy Settings And Windows Installer The installation behavior of the Windows Installer can be configured by an administrator by using the Group Policy Editor (GPE). Certain policy settings can affect the way Windows Installer runs or even whether or not a particular user has the ability to execute initial installations, upgrades to installed applications, or patches to installed applications (note: this includes users who are members of the Administrators user group). These polices can be set at the user level and\or at the machine level. Opening the MSI log file using the MSI Log File Utility (see link below) and then selecting "Analyze" and then "Policies" will display all the policy settings for the user who ran the installation. Any policy that shows as enabled ("1" instead of "0") is a _potential_ problem for Windows Installer installations. The following MSDN page lists each of these policies and where the policy setting is located in the system registry: System PoliciesError Messages Pre-defined Standard Errors [1-27999] Pre-defined System Errors[1-27999] Windows Installer Errors MSI Process (msiexec.exe or instmsi.exe) Error Codes InstallShield Launcher (Setup_PSQLType_.exe) Error Codes Error Table Unofficial Error Troubleshooting Resources Microsoft Windows Installer Team Blog InstallShield Consumer Central AppDeploy.com
Hi guyswhere is the link for the MSI Log File Utility mentioned in the article, troubleshooting?Amauri
WiLogUtl.exe is a part of Windows Platform SDK and usually located in "%ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Platform SDK for Windows Server 2003 R2\Bin"
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