why installshiled minor upgrade fails while passing reinstall parameter

Hi Team,

1.I tried to Reinstall our installshield package based on the a minor upgrade scenario and but it is failed when i pass the "REINSTALLMODE=avomus REINSTALL=F2 ADDLOCAL=F2.

2.Here i wants to notify that i am going to re-install F2 feature on top of the existing feature F1.
3.May i know why it is failed when we use reinstall option in Msi commandline installshield release wizard?.

Please advice and do the needful.

Best Regads

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  • I would recommend you to go through the guidelines for Minor Upgrade once. It might help you. Secondly, you are trying to reinstall a feature F2 on F1. The names here are different. If F2 feature is new feature, then keep it in the ADDLOCAL's list. - Rahul.C.Gaikwad 9 years ago

Answers (2)

Posted by: EdT 9 years ago
Red Belt
REINSTALL and REINSTALLMODE are only to be used for an existing, already installed, MSI.
You must not use them for a first time install, whether that install is the original MSI or an upgrade MSI.

Posted by: saravanaperperumal 9 years ago
White Belt
Hi Team,

Already we have installed our released product and iam trying to upgrade(Minor) in existing product(13.8.0).
FYI.. i have followed windows installer rules for component rules.

Please let me know if you have any suggestion.


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