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jsandberg
12-10-2003, 01:28 PM
I've released an MSI installation and now it's patch time. The trouble is that I can't seem to run the "Generate Patch" wizard successfully. The wizard is unable to uncompress my .msi package (original viersion). I get the following message:

"Error running C:\AInstall\...\ACEIT6.msi in Admin mode: 1603"

I have admin rights to my machine. I have admin rights to the folder where the .msi file and the various support files (cab, 409, etc.) are located, and to the destination folder for the "administrative image".

I then tried running msiexec.exe /a "...ACEIT6.msi" from the command prompt. A "install interrupted" page appears right off the bat with the message "The wizard was interrupted before ACEIT6 could be installed.

Can anyone help me create an "uncompressed" image so that I can generate a patch? What simple and obvious thing am I forgetting to do?

Thanks,
John Sandberg

Update: I've narrowed it down to the script not finding InstallDriver. Here's the chunk of the log

. . .
MSI (c) (90:80): Doing action: ADMIN
Action start 14:38:09: ADMIN.
MSI (c) (90:80): UI Sequence table 'AdminUISequence' is present and populated.
MSI (c) (90:80): Running UISequence
MSI (c) (90:80): Doing action: ISMsiServerStartup
Action start 14:38:09: ISMsiServerStartup.
MSI (c) (90:80): Creating MSIHANDLE (1) of type 790542 for thread 2176
Action ended 14:38:09: ISMsiServerStartup. Return value 1.
MSI (c) (90:80): Doing action: ISStartup
Action start 14:38:09: ISStartup.
MSI (c) (90:80): Creating MSIHANDLE (2) of type 790542 for thread 2176
1: The InstallScript engine version currently installed on this machine is adequate.
1: Event 'E381094' is created
1: GetInstallDriver, Can not find InstallDriver in ROT table, Return Code = 0x800401e3
1: {58FE4E83-E3EB-4859-8E9D-1BFFDC261383}
1: Extract supporting files
1: Failed to extract setup.inx, error is 259
1: MsiServerStartup failed. Abort installation.
Action ended 14:38:10: ISStartup. Return value 3.
MSI (c) (90:80): Doing action: SetupCompleteError
Action start 14:38:10: SetupCompleteError.
. . .