Posts about Windows Installer

WiX Toolset v3.6 Failed to Install

September 4th 2012 WiX Windows Installer

Today I was setting up my new Windows 8 based development workstation and noticed that the final version of WiX v3.6 has been released yesterday. Without any second thoughts I decided to install it only to find out that setup procedure failed for me with a short non-descriptive message and no additional information immediately available.

Installing MSI Packages from Command Line

July 22nd 2007 Windows Installer

Although a MSI file can be installed by double clicking on it in Explorer or by selecting install from the context menu, you might want to start from command line to include it in a script. I had to do some searching to find a way for setting a different installation directory than the default one.