Creating a Windows Installer log file during unattended installations

  • Artikel-ID: 106384
  • Aktualisiert: 08 Jun 2010


Product
SafeGuard Easy multi-platform 4.5x

Client OS

Windows 2000 Professional, Windows XP

Server OS

None

Question

As of version 4.3x, SafeGuard Easy relies on the logging functionality of Microsoft's Windows Installer. Therefor, the SGEASY.LOG which was commonly used in older SGE versions is no longer used.

Answer

Especially, when it comes to unattended installation, we recommend to adjust the procedure in a way that makes sure a log file is actually generated. This, of course, would be too late if the installation errored out. To avoid this, we consider it best practise to proceed as follows.

To log the installation via commandline, the following parameters could be used:

msiexec /i sgeasy.msi /qn /L*vx %SystemRoot%\SGEASY_INST.log ADDLOCAL= "add own parameters"

This command will create the MSI-logfile c:\sgeasy_inst.log.

It is also possible to activate MSI logging via the registry and/or group policies

For more information on "How to Enable Windows Installer Logging", please refer to Microsoft's knowledge base.

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