Link to more information about the Windows Installer Cache Verifier Package troubleshooter

There is a new general-purpose installation troubleshooting tool called the Windows Installer Cache Verifier Package troubleshooter that has been available on the Microsoft support site for a little while, and I want to post some information about this tool to help make it easier for people to find it. The Windows Installer Cache Verifier Package…

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Possible workaround for MSI uninstall failures caused by an error opening the installation log file

Recently, I was investigating a strange uninstall issue on a co-worker’s computer.  They tried to uninstall a build of an MSI-based product we are working on by using the entry in the Programs and Features control panel.  When doing so, an error dialog with the following text appeared almost immediately: Error opening installation log file….

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Link to more information about the Program Install and Uninstall Troubleshooting Tool

There is a new general-purpose installation troubleshooting tool called the Program Install and Uninstall Troubleshooting Tool that has been available on the Microsoft support site for a little while, and I want to post some information about this tool to help make it easier for people to find it. This tool is conceptually similar to…

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Link to information about the WiX v3.6 beta

Rob Mensching posted an item on his blog announcing the release of the WiX v3.6 beta.  The key feature in WiX v3.6 is the Burn bootstrapper/chainer.  To summarize Rob’s post, Burn includes the following features: Modern setup UI, including using managed code for setup UI even if the .NET Framework isn’t installed Child setup package…

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Possible cause of error code 1719 or 1723 when installing a 64-bit MSI

I have heard from a few people in the past who have run into setup failures with error code 1719 or 1723 while installing the 64-bit version of the .NET Framework on a 64-bit version of Windows.  I want to describe the underlying issue in a little more detail and provide a couple of possible…

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Mailbag: Why is the .NET Framework still listed in the Programs and Features control panel after running the cleanup tool?

Question: I ran the .NET Framework cleanup tool and removed all versions of the .NET Framework from my computer.  Why do I still see the .NET Framework listed in the Programs and Features control panel after removing it with the cleanup tool? Answer: Just because an item is listed in the Programs and Features control…

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WiX v3.5 has released

Rob Mensching posted an item on his blog today declaring WiX v3.5 complete.  The final build number is 3.5.2519.0 and it can be downloaded from http://wix.codeplex.com/releases/view/60102. Here are a few brief highlights of what is included in WiX v3.5: Votive support for Visual Studio 2010 IIS7 custom actions Bug fixes to the core toolset Simplifications…

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