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Windows Installer 3.1 Redistributable



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• Windows Installer 3.1 now correctly handles the scenario where a minor update package exists and an obsolete or superseded patch also exists.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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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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abdulskwaheed said:
Pls can anyone can help am have problem on installing
Virtual Server2005 R2 below is an error message any help pls
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.

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