Hello all,

i hope I can get some support here because I am really tired with this problem.

I generated a big MSI package of ProEngineer/Wildfire (CAD Application) using Wininstall LE. Eveything is fine, but when I install the package on a test client (logged on as Administrator) I got the message:

Error 1406. Could not write value VersionMinor to key UNKNOWN\Products\4D2506DAF3AD3C347A284BB1178E618C\InstallProperties Verify that you have sufficient access to that key, or contact your support personnel.

When I click "ignore" on this error message, everything is fine and the package installations finished and the software is ready to use. But I cant distribute the packacke with this error hands-free.

I found out that this error is often based on letters in the ProductVersion. But I do not have letters in the ProductVersion. ProductVersion is 1.0. The msiexec version was originally 2.0. But I upgraded it for testing purposes to 3.0 - without any effect!

At this point I really dont know where to search for a solution anymore. So any help would really be appreciated.
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At a guess I would say that you have an INI file which is being processed during the installation. It is trying to write to the registry but the capture hasnt captured the correct hive and its giving you an error.

First thing is to open the msi and look in the INI file table for the function.

Next is to do a search for the string error your getting. WIFEAT00000001 could not be written to key UNKNOWN\Products\ADA25C92EF09A5F4484222C18814C0E4\Features. System Error

Search for WIFEAT00000001 and then ADA25C92EF09A5F4484222C18814C0E4. This will give you an idea of where in the install your getting the error.

IF it is an INI file doing it then possibly grab the data from the INI file and put it into the registry yourself.....this might sort it out straight away.
Answered 04/08/2005 by: MSIMaker
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I opened the MSI using ORCA.

I searched for WIFEAT00000001 and found entries. But no occurrence for ADA25C92EF09A5F4484222C18814C0E4 was found in the whole msi file...

Whats the next step to try in order to find a solution?


Answered 04/10/2005 by: volkerkalt
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