Thursday, April 29, 2010

msiexec /a - MSI-Installer Error 2203

Discovered MSI installer error 2203 on extracting installer file with following options:
msiexec /a <product.msi> /qb TARGETDIR=%CD%
Still after searching the web I still had no solution so tried to analyse failure with log file examination:
msiexec /a <product.msi> /qb TARGETDIR=%CD% /lv %CD%\Installer.log
After reading a few lines of log the scales fell from my eyes. The source and the destination are the same and the Installer prohibit extracting into source directory directly.

msiexec /a <product.msi> /qb TARGETDIR=%CD%\Extract
solves the problem!