Questions tagged [windows-installer]

Windows Installer (which was previously named Microsoft Installer) is a component of modern Microsoft Windows systems used for the installation, maintenance, and removal of software. It is a competitor to other, 3rd party installation software, such as Install Shield.

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What causes Installshield to fail (error: 1628)?

I'm trying to setup a DB/C FS 4.0 ODBC driver on our server to connect to a client's database, and am receiving an error from the Installshield executable: "1628: Failed to complete installation.&...
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Not-present Windows Installer Code incorrectly found by SCCM Client

I've run into an odd situation where I have a system that isn't reporting back into our antivirus console, but that SCCM was reporting the antivirus application (deployed as required) as installed. ...
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Windows Installer: The system cannot open the device or file specified

I downloaded as Administrator in Chrome an installer .msi file [Citrix XenCenter Management; so it's not an exotic program] on a Windows Server 2012 R2 into a drive F: which is hosted on the SBS and ...
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The system detected an exception during the uefi pre -boot environment

i try install the server os multiple times in dell poweredge r720. but the OS cant install. so, decided to set default troubleshoot. but the server said following error. A system restart require. The ...
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How to undo applications installed “as admin”?

On Server 2016 installed an application by running setup 'as admin'. Now that the app is up and running, I'm really wishing I hadn't installed it as admin. Aside from uninstalling/reinstalling, is ...
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install application on a mounted WIM file

Every night my build server creates an updated WIM image by mounting, updating my application files and unmounting. then I have an updated nightly wim file. I want to take this nightly image and ...
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Install Multiple Instances of Windows Service using WiX Toolset

I want to install an msi multiple times on a machine. The purpose of this is to install multiple instances of a service with different service names. I am able to install one service with a user ...
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Get MSI log for Active Setup

One of my users has Outlook unable to start with "Cannot start Microsoft Office Outlook. Cannot open the Outlook Window" and I've already ruled out existing add-ins. (This is just for background ...
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Troubleshoot msiexec removing dotnet Core

I am attempting to upgrade ASP.NET Core from 2.0.3 to 2.1.5 on a group of servers. I am using a Powershell script that looks something like this: $software = Get-ChildItem 'HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\...
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App MSI install hangs up on newly imaged PCs (Win10) [closed]

I'm working on an issue that got kicked up to me from Tier 1. I have a proprietary app that's built into an MSI for deployment with a VBscript. I didn't do the build and I don't have access to the ...
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How can I compare the content of two (or more) MSI files?

How can I do a "content compare" of two (or more) MSI files and see what is actually different inside the files - instead of doing a useless binary compare? (which obviously only tells me if I am ...
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Running Windows Installer in Safe Mode

When Windows 10 is started in safe mode, windows installer is not normally available. I would like to be able to run windows installer in safe mode, to test a setup program which crashes in standard ...
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Deploying Applications via MDT Fails

I'm setting up a test lab for using MDT at our organization and I've been having trouble getting the installs to run properly. So far I only have an older copy (5.2) of RealVNC working. My ...
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Unable to install features Windows Server 2012 R2

I have a lot of servers that we are unable to install any new features on them. when we try to install them, we get an error that "The request to add or remove features on the specified server failed....
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Remotly obtain an application's Windows Installer patches via WMI or Powershell

I'm working on a remote administration app which needs to be able to obtain a list of patches which have been applied to an application. This Support article suggests there are two ways they could be ...
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How can I uninstall SQL Server 2016 CTP3.3 from Windows 7 (and bypass the uninstaller's OS version check)?

I had a temporary need to use MS SQL server, so I installed Microsoft SQL Server 2016 CTP3.3 on my Windows 7 machine because it was easily available. It installed successfully, and I was able to get ...
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MSI on Windows 10 won't register OCX (even when run as admin)

Got an MSI built using a Visual Studio Installer project. The resulting MSI was developed on Windows 7 some years back, and works fine there. There is a merge module (MSM) that is supposed to dump ...
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Burn large ISO installer on multiple dual-layer DVDs [closed]

Hi I have a really large ISO installer (larger than one dual-layer DVD) and is there a way to burn it onto two DVDs? Thanks.
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“Setup cannot continue because a required file is either corrupted or not available […]” error during Windows 7 Professional installation

I encounter the following error during Windows installation: Setup cannot continue because a required file is either corrupted or not available. Run Setup again from the original source disc or ...
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How to remove unnecessary Installer files from Microsoft Office Installer?

I am trying to deploy Microsoft InfoPath 2013 using SCCM. InfoPath was only ever included in the MSOffice 2013 installer, not as a standalone. (I think there is a 365 standalone now days, but we don't ...
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How can I list all installed applications including those installed in per-user context?

I can run wmic product to get a list of all installed software. This command will list any software installed in the system context, or per-user context for the logged in user. However, this command ...
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how to Install java run-time /jre on a custom path using a Batch script?

Im trying to create a bat file to make an unattended installation with sccm. I downloaded jre-7u55-windows-i586.exe from http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/java-archive-...
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Sideload appx packages via Intune as MSI

In our environment, we have Windows 8.1 Enterprise domain joined computers that are typically never on a company network. We use Microsoft Intune to remotely manage the laptops. We also use Intune to ...
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What, exactly, is the SCCM client doing when it installs an .msi for a system?

I've been working with a particular .msi (AppleApplicationSupport.msi). I have installed it two different ways which I thought would be equivalent. However the results differ as follows. PSEXEC -i -...
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Multiple instances of standalone installer

So the company I am working at has multiple Vm's that need patching. Mainly Windows Server 2008. A lot of the updates are blocked due to them causing issues on the build systems. However the ...
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Updating an administrative Outlook Client installation with SP1 for CRM 2013

Bear with me here because this may be a tricky question. I have a slipstreamed installation packages for the CRM 2013 Outlook Client. Up until now I have only needed the 32bit client version so that'...
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Windows Installer folders registry key value 1

I'm looking for information about the reg folder "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\Folders" I couldn't find any information on MSDN or other sites. I see that ...
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Windows Installer Error 1721 on uninstall

I'm trying to uninstall a program from Windows Server 2012, but when I do, it tells me: Error 1721: There is a problem with this Windows Installer package. A program required for this install to ...
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How can I eliminate the huge, cached MSI files in C:\Windows\Installer?

The size of the MSI cache folder (C:\Windows\Installer) has grown substantially, and is now taking up way too much disk space on my (domain) computers. Can this folder be eliminated or shrunk? Same ...
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How can I determine what causes repeated Windows Installer self-repair?

The Windows Installer Service keeps triggering a repair operation (self-repair) of a package installed on my desktop. I am unable to find the cause and resolve the problem permanently. How do I find ...
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Why does Windows Installer check the volume information of a shared drive when installing a file within the shared drive?

I'm running into an issue where one of my users is having trouble installing a Windows Installer file. The file is located on a shared drive that the user doesn't have complete access to, but the user ...
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How can I speed up MSI package install and uninstall?

When installing and uninstalling Windows Installer packages, or MSI files as they are called, the progress of the installation appears signifiantly slower than with other installation packages. Why ...
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Is it possible to disable msiexec help GUI?

I'm automating unattended retrieval & installation of specified .msi packages with a powershell script but if the command is invoked with syntax errors the msiexec will wait indefinitely for an OK ...
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Unable to launch MSI installers off NFS share

I have a Linux server where I've configured a read only NFS share. The client I'm currently working on is a Windows Server 2008 R2 machine that has the NFS features installed. I'm able to open and ...
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How can I get an InstallShield Package to install as the SYSTEM user, or from SCCM?

There is a piece of software that I am trying to package that uses an InstallShield installer. I have tried the /r and get the C:\Windows\setup.iss file, and call the package via start "" /wait %~...
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Disable all installers, but still be able to install via intune

So, here's my conundrum. I have about 500 pc's out in the field that aren't on a domain (yep, I know. I didn't set up the network) and I'm trying to manage them via InTune. These computers are all ...
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Not enough storage space is available

I have just re-installed a Windows Server 2008 Machine and am trying to get it into production, shipped with SQL Server 2008; the problem is, that it requires an application called: Windows Installer ...
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Roll back suspended .MSI install from command-line

We deployed a Java installer to a large number of machines, and it froze up on about half of them. Now, subsequent deployments are failing because of the following message: User 'SYSTEM' has ...
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How to allow program updates without prompting UAC?

We have about 15-20 users who have this software installed. We have UAC enabled through GPO as you should, which means the software prompts for admin approval if a standard user trys to install it. ...
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Java group policy install succeeds but not fully installing

I am attempting to deploy java over group policy and am running into a few issues. Sometimes when the msi installs, the installer reports that it succeeded in the event viewer, but when I go to the ...
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Windows Installer GPO - “Prohibit user installs” value is missing on Windows 7

The old Windows XP GPO template had three options for "Windows Installer\Prohibit user installs": Allow user installs Hide user installs Prohibit user installs The new Windows 7 template has only ...
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Install PHP/Apache windows 7 [closed]

I've successfully installed Apache 2.2.22 and I ran the localhost and I got the It works message so I'm assuming that is ok. Then I installed PHP 5.3.15. My question is how do I make those two work ...
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What is the preferred way to distribute a small update to software?

If a product simply requires a replacement of the .EXE file, what would be the expected way to deliver this update to multiple workstations in a large enterprise? Is an .MSP file preferred? Or ...
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Having trouble running a .MSI on a Windows 2008 R2 Server

We've got a new Windows 2008 R2 Web Server. I've got a couple of old, but vital, ASP.NET apps that I'm trying to migrate off of an older 2003 R2 server, onto this new 2008 R2 server. The ASP.NET ...
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Domain migration results in MS Office running installer every time

My workplace is migrating multiple departments, each with their own AD domain into one combined one. For the most part this is all ok, however we've run into a problem with MS Office 2003 installs on ...
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Keep Windows Installer from using largest drive for temporary files

By default Windows Installer uses the largest drive for temporary storage, no matter if that's needed (meaning there would also be enough space on the system drive). Taken from http://msdn.microsoft....
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What happens when you uninstall a per-user installation?

What happens if an MSI installation is set to install as per-user, and 3 different users log on and each install the app? Will Windows Installer recognise that the same MSI has already been installed ...
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Building uEFI bootable ISO and USB for Windows 7 deployment

I have been trying to build up a window's 7 and 2k8 EFI deployment ISO or USB. But struggling to to even get an ISO to boot from even VMware Workstation EFI implementation. The problem is there is no ...
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New Apache2.2 installation overwrites index.html (Windows)

I've just updated my Apache2 (v2.2.21) installation on Windows - first uninstall the old version and then install the new one. Afterwards, I was very badly surprised when instead of my default (and ...
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I need to run a program after the Windows Vista Installer Completes. (Windows AIK)

How can I run a program after the Windows Installer? I know how to mount and commit .wim files. This must be done using the Windows Automated Installation Kit. Is there a default registry hive where ...