Windows Installer 3.1 Redistributable

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Lee, Apr 12, 2005.

  1. Lee

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    Windows Installer 3.1 Redistributable

    The Microsoft® Windows® Installer is an application installation and configuration service. WindowsInstaller-KB893803-x86.exe is the redistributable package for installing or upgrading Windows Installer.

    Issues that are addressed in Windows Installer 3.1
    • Windows Installer now logs null characters ("[~]") correctly when the characters are used in a registry value marker or in a service dependency.
    • The MsiGetFileHash function now works correctly for very large unversioned files. These files may be about 2 GB.
    • The MediaSrcProp property of a patch is now set to the original launched-from location when the patch is installed. The MediaSrcProp property is set to the cached patch location for subsequent transactions.
    • The progress bar now works correctly even if the package contains a file that is larger than 2 GB.
    • Patching of isolated components now works.
    • Target information for a custom action is no longer logged when the custom action fails if the custom action is marked to hide the target.
    • Error 1642 (ERROR_PATCH_TARGET_NOT_FOUND) is returned even if only one Windows Installer 2.0-style inapplicable patch is being applied.
    • Applying a full-file Windows Installer 2.0-style patch that contains companion files no longer requires access to the source media.
    • Windows Installer 3.1 performance has been enhanced during initialization of a package that contains many features.
    • Windows Installer 3.1 now correctly handles the scenario where a minor update package exists and an obsolete or superseded patch also exists.
    • Patch application now handles cases where the Sequence column of the Patch table is larger than 32,767.
    • Windows Installer 3.1 now sends INSTALLSTART_ACTIONSTART messages for all actions.
    • In Windows Installer 3.0 and earlier versions, if you applied several major upgrade patches, subsequent installations occasionally failed. This issue is now fixed.
    • Windows Installer no longer incorrectly initiates a repair operation when a component contains a 32-bit assembly on a 64-bit computer.
    • The patch sequencer no longer incorrectly rejects a valid patch during administrative image patching.
    • Windows Installer 3.1 no longer skips script custom actions that are marked as asynchronous.

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  2. abdulskwaheed

    abdulskwaheed OSNN One Post Wonder

    Pls can anyone can help am have problem on installing
    Virtual Server2005 R2 below is an error message any help pls

    msiexec /Option <Required Parameter> [Optional Parameter]

    Install Options
    </package | /i> <Product.msi>
    Installs or configures a product
    /a <Product.msi>
    Administrative install - Installs a product on the network
    /j<u|m> <Product.msi> [/t <Transform List>] [/g <Language ID>]
    Advertises a product - m to all users, u to current user
    </uninstall | /x> <Product.msi | ProductCode>
    Uninstalls the product
    Display Options
    Quiet mode, no user interaction
    Unattended mode - progress bar only
    Sets user interface level
    n - No UI
    b - Basic UI
    r - Reduced UI
    f - Full UI (default)
    Help information
    Restart Options
    Do not restart after the installation is complete
    Prompts the user for restart if necessary
    Always restart the computer after installation
    Logging Options
    /l[i|w|e|a|r|u|c|m|o|p|v|x|+|!|*] <LogFile>
    i - Status messages
    w - Nonfatal warnings
    e - All error messages
    a - Start up of actions
    r - Action-specific records
    u - User requests
    c - Initial UI parameters
    m - Out-of-memory or fatal exit information
    o - Out-of-disk-space messages
    p - Terminal properties
    v - Verbose output
    x - Extra debugging information
    + - Append to existing log file
    ! - Flush each line to the log
    * - Log all information, except for v and x options
    /log <LogFile>
    Equivalent of /l* <LogFile>
    Update Options
    /update <Update1.msp>[;Update2.msp]
    Applies update(s)
    /uninstall <PatchCodeGuid>[;Update2.msp] /package <Product.msi | ProductCode>
    Remove update(s) for a product
    Repair Options
    /f[p|e|c|m|s|o|d|a|u|v] <Product.msi | ProductCode>
    Repairs a product
    p - only if file is missing
    o - if file is missing or an older version is installed (default)
    e - if file is missing or an equal or older version is installed
    d - if file is missing or a different version is installed
    c - if file is missing or checksum does not match the calculated value
    a - forces all files to be reinstalled
    u - all required user-specific registry entries (default)
    m - all required computer-specific registry entries (default)
    s - all existing shortcuts (default)
    v - runs from source and recaches local package
    Setting Public Properties

    Consult the Windows ® Installer SDK for additional documentation on the
    command line syntax.

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  3. Digdis

    Digdis OSNN Addict Political User

    For a moment I thought it was the Windows 3.1 Installation...

  4. abdulskwaheed

    abdulskwaheed OSNN One Post Wonder

    not helped
  5. Digdis

    Digdis OSNN Addict Political User

    Hey abdulskwaheed, you better post this as a new topic, probably in the Windows Applications section. I'm sure you'll get more help this way.