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Help with MSI 1619

01/23/2004 68242 views
Help with MSI (Microsoft Installer) error 1619: This installation package could not be opened. Verify that the package exists and is accessible, or contact the application vendor to verify that this is a valid Windows Installer package.
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Often this error is seen as a result of insufficient access to the installation folder.
One visitor offers, "You can (also) see this error when you try to do an update of the MSDE 2000, using the wong sqlrun msi/msp file."
Also see: Windows Installer Error 1619 When You Install from NTFS-Protected Directories and BUG: Error 1619 When You Install a Package That Uses Web Bootstrapper
Answered 01/23/2004 by: AppDeploy.com
Red Belt

And for you SMS folks - did you revise your source & remember to update your DP's with the new source?
Answered 05/30/2007 by: williamp
Orange Belt

Another thing that can cause this error 1619 is if you try to install the package and you have the MSI open with Orca. Because Orca opens the file explicity, nothing else can open it - thus the 1619 error. To solve this, check to make sure that the MSI is not being edited with Orca. If it is (e.g. applying a transform to a vendor MSI), close Orca and try again.
Answered 04/23/2008 by: bearden3
Purple Belt


Empty Admin password can also cause this error.

Answered 11/25/2013 by: Utnapishtim
Senior Yellow Belt

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