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HowTo: Troubleshoot .MSI installations

Copying from Microsoft Web Deploy readme:

If you encounter any problems during installation, you can run appropriate command listed below for your version of Windows to create a log file that will contain information about the installation process:

msiexec /L install.log /I <path_to_msi>

You can analyze this log file after a failed installation to help determine the cause of the failure.

 

If you don’t have an .MSI but an .EXE, sometimes it’s a packed executable that contains an .MSI in it. You can right-click and open it with an archiver like WinRAR or 7-zip and extract one or more MSI files from there to troubleshoot them separately like above.

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