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MSI Installer Error Codes

Here is a list of error codes returned by the Windows Installer (msiexec.exe) program:

Value Description Error code
0 The action completed successfully. ERROR_SUCCESS
13 The data is invalid. ERROR_INVALID_DATA
87 One of the parameters was invalid. ERROR_INVALID_PARAMETER
120 This value is returned when a custom action attempts to call a function that cannot be called from custom actions. The function returns the value ERROR_CALL_NOT_IMPLEMENTED. Available beginning with Windows Installer version 3.0. ERROR_CALL_NOT_IMPLEMENTED
1259 If Windows Installer determines a product may be incompatible with the current operating system, it displays a dialog box informing the user and asking whether to try to install anyway. This error code is returned if the user chooses not to try the installation. ERROR_APPHELP_BLOCK
1601 The Windows Installer service could not be accessed. Contact your support personnel to verify that the Windows Installer service is properly registered. ERROR_INSTALL_SERVICE_FAILURE
1602 The user cancels installation. ERROR_INSTALL_USEREXIT
1603 A fatal error occurred during installation. ERROR_INSTALL_FAILURE
1604 Installation suspended, incomplete. ERROR_INSTALL_SUSPEND
1605 This action is only valid for products that are currently installed. ERROR_UNKNOWN_PRODUCT
1606 The feature identifier is not registered. ERROR_UNKNOWN_FEATURE
1607 The component identifier is not registered. ERROR_UNKNOWN_COMPONENT
1608 This is an unknown property. ERROR_UNKNOWN_PROPERTY
1609 The handle is in an invalid state. ERROR_INVALID_HANDLE_STATE
1610 The configuration data for this product is corrupt. Contact your support personnel. ERROR_BAD_CONFIGURATION
1611 The component qualifier not present. ERROR_INDEX_ABSENT
1612 The installation source for this product is not available. Verify that the source exists and that you can access it. ERROR_INSTALL_SOURCE_ABSENT
1613 This installation package cannot be installed by the Windows Installer service. You must install a Windows service pack that contains a newer version of the Windows Installer service. ERROR_INSTALL_PACKAGE_VERSION
1614 The product is uninstalled. ERROR_PRODUCT_UNINSTALLED
1615 The SQL query syntax is invalid or unsupported. ERROR_BAD_QUERY_SYNTAX
1616 The record field does not exist. ERROR_INVALID_FIELD
1618 Another installation is already in progress. Complete that installation before proceeding with this install. ERROR_INSTALL_ALREADY_RUNNING
For information about the mutex, see _MSIExecute Mutex.
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. ERROR_INSTALL_PACKAGE_OPEN_FAILED
1620 This installation package could not be opened. Contact the application vendor to verify that this is a valid Windows Installer package. ERROR_INSTALL_PACKAGE_INVALID
1621 There was an error starting the Windows Installer service user interface. Contact your support personnel. ERROR_INSTALL_UI_FAILURE
1622 There was an error opening installation log file. Verify that the specified log file location exists and is writable. ERROR_INSTALL_LOG_FAILURE
1623 This language of this installation package is not supported by your system. ERROR_INSTALL_LANGUAGE_UNSUPPORTED
1624 There was an error applying transforms. Verify that the specified transform paths are valid. ERROR_INSTALL_TRANSFORM_FAILURE
1625 This installation is forbidden by system policy. Contact your system administrator. ERROR_INSTALL_PACKAGE_REJECTED
1626 The function could not be executed. ERROR_FUNCTION_NOT_CALLED
1627 The function failed during execution. ERROR_FUNCTION_FAILED
1628 An invalid or unknown table was specified. ERROR_INVALID_TABLE
1629 The data supplied is the wrong type. ERROR_DATATYPE_MISMATCH
1630 Data of this type is not supported. ERROR_UNSUPPORTED_TYPE
1631 The Windows Installer service failed to start. Contact your support personnel. ERROR_CREATE_FAILED
1632 The Temp folder is either full or inaccessible. Verify that the Temp folder exists and that you can write to it. ERROR_INSTALL_TEMP_UNWRITABLE
1633 This installation package is not supported on this platform. Contact your application vendor. ERROR_INSTALL_PLATFORM_UNSUPPORTED
1634 Component is not used on this machine. ERROR_INSTALL_NOTUSED
1635 This patch package could not be opened. Verify that the patch package exists and is accessible, or contact the application vendor to verify that this is a valid Windows Installer patch package. ERROR_PATCH_PACKAGE_OPEN_FAILED
1636 This patch package could not be opened. Contact the application vendor to verify that this is a valid Windows Installer patch package. ERROR_PATCH_PACKAGE_INVALID
1637 This patch package cannot be processed by the Windows Installer service. You must install a Windows service pack that contains a newer version of the Windows Installer service. ERROR_PATCH_PACKAGE_UNSUPPORTED
1638 Another version of this product is already installed. Installation of this version cannot continue. To configure or remove the existing version of this product, use Add/Remove Programs in Control Panel. ERROR_PRODUCT_VERSION
1639 Invalid command line argument. Consult the Windows Installer SDK for detailed command-line help. ERROR_INVALID_COMMAND_LINE
1640 The current user is not permitted to perform installations from a client session of a server running the Terminal Server role service. ERROR_INSTALL_REMOTE_DISALLOWED
1641 The installer has initiated a restart. This message is indicative of a success. ERROR_SUCCESS_REBOOT_INITIATED
1642 The installer cannot install the upgrade patch because the program being upgraded may be missing or the upgrade patch updates a different version of the program. Verify that the program to be upgraded exists on your computer and that you have the correct upgrade patch. ERROR_PATCH_TARGET_NOT_FOUND
1643 The patch package is not permitted by system policy. ERROR_PATCH_PACKAGE_REJECTED
1644 One or more customizations are not permitted by system policy. ERROR_INSTALL_TRANSFORM_REJECTED
1645 Windows Installer does not permit installation from a Remote Desktop Connection. ERROR_INSTALL_REMOTE_PROHIBITED
1646 The patch package is not a removable patch package. Available beginning with Windows Installer version 3.0. ERROR_PATCH_REMOVAL_UNSUPPORTED
1647 The patch is not applied to this product. Available beginning with Windows Installer version 3.0. ERROR_UNKNOWN_PATCH
1648 No valid sequence could be found for the set of patches. Available beginning with Windows Installer version 3.0. ERROR_PATCH_NO_SEQUENCE
1649 Patch removal was disallowed by policy. Available beginning with Windows Installer version 3.0. ERROR_PATCH_REMOVAL_DISALLOWED
1650 The XML patch data is invalid. Available beginning with Windows Installer version 3.0. ERROR_INVALID_PATCH_XML
1651 Administrative user failed to apply patch for a per-user managed or a per-machine application that is in advertise state. Available beginning with Windows Installer version 3.0. ERROR_PATCH_MANAGED_ADVERTISED_PRODUCT
1652 Windows Installer is not accessible when the computer is in Safe Mode. Exit Safe Mode and try again or try using System Restore to return your computer to a previous state. Available beginning with Windows Installer version 4.0. ERROR_INSTALL_SERVICE_SAFEBOOT
1653 Could not perform a multiple-package transaction because rollback has been disabled. Multiple-Package Installations cannot run if rollback is disabled. Available beginning with Windows Installer version 4.5. ERROR_ROLLBACK_DISABLED
3010 A restart is required to complete the install. This message is indicative of a success. This does not include installs where the ForceReboot action is run. ERROR_SUCCESS_REBOOT_REQUIRED

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