REINSTALL=all REINSTALLMODE=vomus doesn't do any good.


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Leo

Hello All:

Below is what my log file says when I try to re-install
the product..after doing a minor upgrade.

MSI (s) (F4:14): Component:
C__00E098D55C2C40D9AFB2FF8AF37873B2; Installed: Local;
Request: Null; Action: Null
MSI (s) (F4:14): Component:
C__06FA912D6DD84C38B831E92390493195; Installed: Local;
Request: Null; Action: Null
MSI (s) (F4:14): Component:
C__0967E3BEAFCC43DD8F92A5B29805D361; Installed: Absent;
Request: Null; Action: Null

Why is the "Request" and "Action" NULL??? How can I Force
them???to do some thing.

man...I've spent whole weekend on this MSI..Upgrade.
Please help this dummy if you can!!!
 
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leo

I rolled back making changes to the "Product Code"..I know
that is not what I want.Coz all I need is to update few
files and do a CA.

I've changed the Package Code "in the Summary" and the
Version..Do I need to change the "UpgradeCode" or should
the same as the previous one??
-----Original Message-----
If you changed the productcode (which is what you said in
previous messages) you can't do a minor
upgrade. The only changes you need to make between your
original MSI and the new one are the package
code and increment the product version in the MSI file.
Then that command line will work.
--
Phil Wilson [MVP Windows Installer]
----
Hello All:

Below is what my log file says when I try to re-install
the product..after doing a minor upgrade.

MSI (s) (F4:14): Component:
C__00E098D55C2C40D9AFB2FF8AF37873B2; Installed: Local;
Request: Null; Action: Null
MSI (s) (F4:14): Component:
C__06FA912D6DD84C38B831E92390493195; Installed: Local;
Request: Null; Action: Null
MSI (s) (F4:14): Component:
C__0967E3BEAFCC43DD8F92A5B29805D361; Installed: Absent;
Request: Null; Action: Null

Why is the "Request" and "Action" NULL??? How can I Force
them???to do some thing.

man...I've spent whole weekend on this MSI..Upgrade.
Please help this dummy if you can!!!


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Phil Wilson

In your situation I'd go for a major upgrade: increase the product version, change the product code
and package codes, keep the upgrade code the same as the original, and in the project properties set
RemovePreviousVersions to True. This will do a major upgrade by uninstalling the prior version and
installing the new one. If it's really the case that adding/removing files has resulted in
components being added/removed, this might be your only choice.
Because of an ALLUSERS issue in this area with VS.NET I'd say either upgrade the setup project to
use VS 2003, or use Orca to go into the Property table of the file and change the value of
FolderForm_AllUsers from ME to ALL to cause the default installation to be a per-machine install.
--
Phil Wilson [MVP Windows Installer]
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Leo said:
I might've deleted the files and added them from VS.net
Workspace..after the Version(1.0) install.
Because when I checked the "KeyPath"(Component table) for
componets that are present in both the MSI's(1.0 and 1.1)
they are different...
aren't they supposed to be same...for all builds??

for now that I've sinned..Please Please tell me what to do
next:))

How can I update the existing MSI on client machine and
install this..with out creating any trouble to the end-
user.

Thanks for all your help so far.
-----Original Message-----
interestingly...the below three step process works.
1.msiexec /i abc.msi REINSTALLMODE=vamus REINSTALL=ALL

2.Reboot the m/e

2.msiexec /i abc.msi REINSTALL=ALL REINSTALLMODE=vomus

wow..MSI..
I would be kicked out of the door..if I suggest this to the
customer!!!

I badly need some extra brains..here as mine stopped
working on this.

Thanks.
Leo
-----Original Message-----
I've added some files,made some registry
modifications..and added a CA in (1.1)that aren't part of
the (1.0).

apart from that I've no major changes..

It's installing the files when I force them to..but the
custom action is not being executed...
(msiexec /fvamus abc.msi)

can I paste the log file here does that help any??

Thanks for your comments.



-----Original Message-----
Keep the upgrade code the same. I don't think it matters
hugely if you're doing a minor upgrade, but
there's no point in changing it unnecessarily and making
future major upgrades difficult.

If you started with version 1.0.0.0, you just need to
change the package code and update the product
version to something higher than 1.0. You don't need
anything in the upgrade table.

You may be having these difficulties if you rearranged
the project and added/deleted files. I'm
simplifying here, but a minor upgrade is safest when you
change nothing about the installation
except updating the existing files it in (well that's why
it's "minor"). You've said that the
product consists of a feature with a certain collection
of components, and changing this can cause
some issues. You're updating an existing installation, so
if you change component codes in the new
MSI file, Windows will see that the component isn't part
of the existing installed product, so it
may not update it. Details vary, but that's something
that might happen if you are using pre 2.0
installer. Plus you can't change the name of the MSI
file.So if you are doing the right thing with
version and package code, it might be a rearrangement of
the MSI components that's causing problems.
--
Phil Wilson [MVP Windows Installer]
----
I rolled back making changes to the "Product Code"..I
know
that is not what I want.Coz all I need is to update few
files and do a CA.

I've changed the Package Code "in the Summary" and the
Version..Do I need to change the "UpgradeCode" or should
the same as the previous one??

-----Original Message-----
If you changed the productcode (which is what you said
in
previous messages) you can't do a minor
upgrade. The only changes you need to make between your
original MSI and the new one are the package
code and increment the product version in the MSI file.
Then that command line will work.
--
Phil Wilson [MVP Windows Installer]
----
Hello All:

Below is what my log file says when I try to re-
install
the product..after doing a minor upgrade.

MSI (s) (F4:14): Component:
C__00E098D55C2C40D9AFB2FF8AF37873B2; Installed:
Local;
Request: Null; Action: Null
MSI (s) (F4:14): Component:
C__06FA912D6DD84C38B831E92390493195; Installed:
Local;
Request: Null; Action: Null
MSI (s) (F4:14): Component:
C__0967E3BEAFCC43DD8F92A5B29805D361; Installed:
Absent;
Request: Null; Action: Null

Why is the "Request" and "Action" NULL??? How can I
Force
them???to do some thing.

man...I've spent whole weekend on this MSI..Upgrade.
Please help this dummy if you can!!!


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