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Installshield merge module problem

I am having a problem when I run my install on a clean machine everything is working fine.

When I run a major upgrade install it upgrades as it should, but when I try and run the application it fails, because either the Microsoft.crt90 and/or atl90 merge module hasn't installed correctly. If I then run a repair the application runs as it should. I am unable to see anything unusual in the msi logs.

The event viewer shows the following error:

Faulting module name: KERNELBASE.dll, version: 6.1.7600.16385, time stamp: 0x4a5bdbdf
Exception code: 0xe0434f4d
Fault offset: 0x0000b727
Faulting process id: 0x%9
Faulting application start time: 0x%10
Faulting application path: %11
Faulting module path: %12
Report Id: %13

I do have the verbose log files but I can't see anything unusual.

I am using installshield 2009 and this only happens on Vista 32 bit and Windows 7 64 bit.

Does anyone have any ideas how to fix this? Don't really want customers to have to run the install then the repair.

Thanks in advance

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Answers (13)

Posted by: anonymous_9363 10 years ago
Red Belt
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The log produced by the repair must contain detail about which component(s) got repaired, surely?
Posted by: timmsie 10 years ago
Fourth Degree Brown Belt
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when you authored the upgrade did you move RemoveExistingProducts up the InstallExecuteSequence?

You may find that the clever installer engine decided that a component didn't need to be reinstalled but removed it first so it's missing?
Posted by: mutchie 10 years ago
Orange Belt
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The repair log shows the merge modules being reinstalled.

The upgrade log has an return value 0 Action completed sucessfully. But the product state is not installed not installed when the installation was run.

I am puzzled.
Posted by: timmsie 10 years ago
Fourth Degree Brown Belt
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So get yourself an install log, look for the components that get repaired and see what it says about the install state
The line will look something like this

Component: xxxx; Installed: Absent; Request: Local; Action: Local

Where is RemoveExistingProducts in the InstallExecuteSequence?
Posted by: mutchie 10 years ago
Orange Belt
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RemoveExistingProduct is between installValidate and installinitialise.

I have found the following in the repair log and they are all merge modules:

uplevel.30729.4148.Microsoft_VC90_ATL_x86.QFE.0901F145_82C9_3BF6_A91B_31F6791950EA; Installed: Local; Request: Local; Action: Null
uplevel.30729.4148.Microsoft_VC90_MFCLOC_x86.QFE.1D3B0A01_2635_3323_932D_3D66D5C4B0FD; Installed: Local; Request: Local; Action: Null
uplevel.30729.4148.Microsoft_VC90_MFC_x86.QFE.1B1242B0_08E9_3D59_826D_ADAA4BB763B5; Installed: Local; Request: Local; Action: Null

None of the files in the log have the installed as none.
Posted by: timmsie 10 years ago
Fourth Degree Brown Belt
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Just noticed your problem is on Windows Vista and 7 (should have read the post properly [;)] )

this is an interesting article that say's these modules don't install in these environments:

http://www.symantec.com/connect/forums/v9-atlcrtmfc-merge-modules-are-not-installed-vista
Posted by: mutchie 10 years ago
Orange Belt
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Thanks I will have a look at this article sometime today.
Posted by: mekaywe 10 years ago
Brown Belt
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sequence your "RemoveExistingProducts" CA at 750 sequence and give a try. This should work probably
Posted by: mutchie 10 years ago
Orange Belt
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Thanks mekaywe that worked. Yey!
Posted by: notuenmc 10 years ago
Yellow Belt
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I'm having the same problem using Wise.
How can i solve this on Wise?
I cannot understand how i apply the mekaywe solution on wise.
Posted by: anonymous_9363 10 years ago
Red Belt
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No offence intended but seriously, if you don't know how to re-sequence a standard action in an MSI, you should leave the task to someone who does.
Posted by: notuenmc 10 years ago
Yellow Belt
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Sorry i'm new to this area, and yes i don't know how to re-sequence a standard action in an MSI.
Thanks for the answer.

ORIGINAL: VBScab

No offence intended but seriously, if you don't know how to re-sequence a standard action in an MSI, you should leave the task to someone who does.
Posted by: anonymous_9363 10 years ago
Red Belt
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I don't know what happened to the rest of the text I posted :(

It was something like: "Before you embark on editing tables and potentially breaking the MSI, you should get yourself on a Windows Installer training course or, at worst, read from cover to cover Phil Wilson's tome 'The Definitive Guide to Windows Installer'.
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