Friday, November 26, 2010

Enable Windows Installer Logging (MSIEXEC.exe)

Enable logging of Microsoft Windows installer for diagnosing and troubleshotting. Enabling installation logging can be easility accomplished for a problem installation by using command line parameters. Strat the installation .msi file with command line parameters to log information that can be reviewed after the failed (or even successfull) product installation.

To enable MSI installation logging use the following example:
installfile.msi /L*V c:\install.log

Replace the installfile.msi with the name of your installation file.