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How can I tell which version of Windows Installer that I have installed on my Windows XP system?

Posted on 2006-11-02
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How can I tell which version of Windows Installer that I have installed on my Windows XP system?
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Question by:romatlo
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inbarasan earned 125 total points
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Dear romatlo,

To determine the version of Windows Installer, copy and run this VBScript program

Set WshShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
    Dim objInstaller
    Dim strVersion
    Set objInstaller = CreateObject("WindowsInstaller.Installer")
    strVersion = objInstaller.Version
    MsgBox("Installer version is: " & strVersion)

refer this site : http://visualbasic.about.com/library/faq/blfaq0007a.htm

Hope this helps

Cheers!
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by:Caseybea
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Search for the file called MSI.DLL.

Right click on that file, choose PROPERTIES.

Find the VERSION tab - look for the version number.

The version should look something like "2.0.2600" or "2.00.2600" etc.

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by:Caseybea
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FYI- the version I am currently on (up to date XP SP2 box) is:  "3.1.4000.2435"
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by:younghv
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I'm thinking there is a 'Command Prompt' line you can type to return this info.
Will post if I find it.
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