I'll keep searching and if I find a solution I will post it here for all. First, click on the Start menu and select Run. If you have a version of Windows that is older than Windows Vista, then the steps in this blog post should still work fine, and I'd recommend double-checking that you typed the command exactly as it is written above in this blog post. The other major feature introduced in Windows Installer 5. A few months back Windows updates started reverting and on closer inspection dot net updates were choking on not being able to access the Windows Installer. The bootstrapping application should check the return code to determine whether a reboot is needed to complete the installation of the Windows Installer. .
Pro's: Integrated installation, rollback and reboot Con's: None that we can see. So, this is the issue. This can occur if you are running Windows in safe mode, or if the Windows Installer is not correctly installed. This may indicate a problem with this package. Windows 7 Beta is available for download. This is not a big problem because I am updating only two small files, less than a meg each. When it comes to patching an application, Windows Installer only updates the files affected by the patch, thus reducing the patching time.
Visit our and let us know what you think. In my app, I get the path to the AppData folder using. Even if you do this correctly, it may look like nothing occurs. Windows 7 and I have tried everything suggested thus far. Searching for installed applications Action start 13:53:40: AppSearch. Cosmin Pirvu Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help. I hope this solution helps those of you who are still struggling with this problem, even with the steps listed in the above-solutions.
The redistributable update package for a version is made available after the release of the product that ships with a specific Windows Installer version. I can cancel it, but it takes literally over 30 minutes to close the installer popup before my program is then allowed to run. Would you like to do this now? Available for both the Windows 7 client and for Windows Server 2008 R2, can already be test driven courtesy of the Beta builds of the Windows client and server operating systems released to the general public in early January 2009. This means that applications that use the Windows Installer 4. When I double click the file opens as a notebook document, same as when I merge. This version of the Windows Installer ships with Windows Vista.
I feel like an idiot, I knew messing with the Registry was a bad idea. If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or click Allow 2. Any suggestion is most welcome. Those steps refer to the. No more installing each package individually and rebooting your computer for every single one! If you still get the error after double-checking that, then can you please post a screenshot of the exact error that you're seeing so I can take a closer look? If that doesn't help and if the other Fix-its that you've tried didn't help, then I don't know of any other options aside from repairing Windows itself. Apply all of the patches 10. After the scan has completed, close the command prompt window, restart the computer and check.
Try to run the System Update Readiness Tool from. Given this situation, there is no need to have any data stored in the PersonData folder MyDocuments. Why would this happen now? The better option is to have all updateable data stored in a single folder which I choose to be AppDataFolder see above note for how I configured the Setup project for this folder. Here are some steps that you can try to repair Windows to see if that will restore this registry key and file: 1. I just thought it wouldn't be that hard to re-install Windows Installer.
A reinstall was looking like the only fix. There appears to be no exposure whatsover to Windows Installer 5. You are doing a great job. No permissions were set at this time -- default permissions. Since it works only on windows 7, Microsoft does not find the need to make it available seperately. It allows you to integrate a custom user interface handler in the installer package that can be invoked using the Add or Remove Programs applet in the Control Panel or during a product repair process.
If you've already tried the steps in the knowledge base article and they didn't help, then I'd suggest searching for similar issues on the Windows forums at , and if you don't find anything that is helpful, then I'd suggest posting a new question there to see if someone can provide additional troubleshooting ideas for you to try out. An illustrative example in this context is Windows Installer 5. Those steps won't restore the service registration though, so you might need to manually re-create the service registration by adding the keys with regedit. In a multiple package transaction, a chainer is used to dynamically include packages in the transaction. From there, they are updated separately for each user each time the app loads. For a list of changes in each of the Windows Installer versions, see. I am running into a very similar problem.
Thanks for replying so quickly. I went ahead and Shut it down. Once you've downloaded the file with the description: Error 1719 Windows Installer Service Could Not be Accessed, when installing applications. Update this version to version 3. But I cannot specify per machine common document folders with 3.
I have deduced that I should be using installer version 5. Contact your support personnel for assistance. Do you have any idea? Type the following at the prompt and press Enter. However, in this case, that didn't seem to help, and I had to refer this customer to the Microsoft technical support team for further assistance. This version is has the same functionality as version 3. The Command Prompt window displays. Try your Windows Installer-based application again.