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MSI Exit Codes

These exit codes are returned by the Windows Installer Service for MSI Installations.  Here is a list of common MSI Exit Codes

wdt_ID Error code Value Description
1 ERROR_SUCCESS 0 The action completed successfully.
2 ERROR_INVALID_DATA 13 The data is invalid.
3 ERROR_INVALID_PARAMETER 87 One of the parameters was invalid.
4 ERROR_CALL_NOT_IMPLEMENTED 120 This value is returned when a custom action attempts to call a function that cannot be called from custom actions. The function returns the value ERROR_CALL_NOT_IMPLEMENTED. Available beginning with Windows Installer version 3.0.
5 ERROR_APPHELP_BLOCK 1.259 If Windows Installer determines a product may be incompatible with the current operating system, it displays a dialog box informing the user and asking whether to try to install anyway. This error code is returned if the user chooses not to try the instal
6 ERROR_INSTALL_SERVICE_FAILURE 1.601 The Windows Installer service could not be accessed. Contact your support personnel to verify that the Windows Installer service is properly registered.
7 ERROR_INSTALL_USEREXIT 1.602 The user cancels installation.
8 ERROR_INSTALL_FAILURE 1.603 A fatal error occurred during installation.
9 ERROR_INSTALL_SUSPEND 1.604 Installation suspended, incomplete.
10 ERROR_UNKNOWN_PRODUCT 1.605 This action is only valid for products that are currently installed.
Error code Value Description
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