Getting a log file from the MSI installer

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Problem:

How can I generate a log file for the DevPartner 7.x installer?

Resolution:

If you are not familiar with modifying the windows registry, USE EXTREME CAUTION, and consult the relevent MSDN documentation before modifying any registry keys

Create a new registry key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Installer

Now, right-click on the registry key and create a new string value named "logging" (New->String Value)

Right-click on the new string value, and select "Modify". Set the value to "voicewarmup" to enable verbose logging,

Now, right-click on the registry key again and create a new DWORD named "Debug" (New->DWORD Value)

Right-click on the new string value, and select "Modify" again. Set the value to "0x7"

It should appear as follows:

Name Type Value

Logging REG_SZ voicewarmup

Debug REG_DWORD 0x7

the installer creates a log file in %temp% with the random name: MSI*.LOG

Make sure you rename or delete this key when you are finished with the installation. Otherwise, MSI will generate a new, large log file any time you install software, slowing performance and consuming disk space.

Old KB# 11259
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