Question

How do I lookup the error text associated with a given error code return from msiexec or MsiInstallProduct?

Answer

MsiExec returns system error codes so FormatMessage is available to obtain the message text.

Related references

  1. Windows Installer Error Messages [Windows Installer]
  2. MsiInstallProduct(LPCTSTR,LPCTSTR) function [Windows Installer]
  3. Initialization Error
  4. Displayed Error Messages [Windows Installer]

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