windows installer parameter window

Posted on 2008-11-04
Last Modified: 2012-08-13
I am trying to installer BB Desktop software and a Windows Installer window appears listing all on the parameters used by msiexec.exe. If you click OK the window closes and the installation stops. I have tried updating to v 4.5, same problem; uninstalled and reinstalled same problem; ran a registry repair utility, same problem; install in Safe Mode same issue
Question by:meyerge
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    by:Joseph Daly
    Usuaully this is because you are not on the latest windows installer or you have not installed the ISScript.exe that is on the CD.
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    Also, check here:
    When you get that window, it probably means that it's just running msiexec.exe without any commands.

    Author Comment


    Thanks for your quick response.

    The program I am trying to install is a downloaded exe from Blackberry. I also tried the ltest version of Windows installer and it didn't work either.

     I did find a thread that orangutang was involved in that required the deleting of the HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTKEY\MSIpackage key and running the fix.

    I have done that, and, erroneously deleted the MSIupdate key as well, thinking is was the Update that I ran for installer to bring it from 3.1 to 4.5. Now the profile doesn't load, even though it loads in Safe Mode. I Imported an MSIUpdate key from a similar machine and the profile still isn't loading. Once I have restored the profile I will report back.
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    Accepted Solution

    Have you tried running:
    msiexec /unreg
    msiexec /regserver
    regsvr32 msi.dll

    Author Closing Comment

    Thanks for the response orangutang. I ended up rebuilding the machine. It came from a different company and needed to be rebuilt anyway. The Windows Installer issue just expedited the inevitable. Thanks for you help

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