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InstallShield Error Codes (Setup.log)

Setup.log is the default name for the silent installation log file and its default location is the same folder where Setup.ins is located. You can specify a different name and location for Setup.log using the -f2 switch with Setup.exe.

The Setup.log file has 3 sections:

[InstallShield Silent]

Identifies the version of InstallShield Silent used in the silent installation. It also identifies the file as a log file.

[Application]

Identifies the installed application's name and version, and the company name.

[ResponseResult]

Contains the result code indicating whether or not the silent installation succeeded. An integer value is assigned to the ResultCode keyname in the [ResponseResult] section. InstallShield places one of the following return values after the ResultCode keyname:

0 Success

-1 General error

-2 Invalid mode

-3 Required data not found in the Setup.iss file

-4 Not enough memory available

-5 File does not exist

-6 Cannot write to the response file

-7 Unable to write to the log file

-8 Invalid path to the InstallShield Silent response file

-9 Not a valid list type (string or number)

-10 Data type is invalid

-11 Unknown error during setup

-12 Dialogs are out of order

-51 Cannot create the specified folder

-52 Cannot access the specified file or folder

-53 Invalid option selected

For a successful installation, the log file should look similar to the example below:

[InstallShield Silent]

Version=v5.00.000

File=Log File

[Application]

Name=KiXscripts Editor

Version=1.10.000

Company=RWK Systems, Inc.

[ResponseResult]

ResultCode=0


Comments

  • I get the error 105 when I ignore the 8.3 file naming convention in path to Setup.exe - bam 7 years ago
  • I keep getting -1, does anybody know what General error maybe and how I can troubleshoot. The installshield setup has msi in it, the shortcuts are all installed but ARP is not populated. - mohitdangwal 7 years ago
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