Note-to-self: enabling Windows Installer verbose logging via registry (while troubleshooting #FIM2010 hotfix installation fail)
Trying to install the latest FIM hotfix (msp-file, 4.1.3496 on a Windows 2008 R2 machine). That installs fails without an error message on screen, and in the eventviewer neither.
When executing the msp file with msiexec, including verbose logging options, also that install fails. (Probably using the wrong parameters for msiexec…)
I need to quickly find out what’s going wrong on that installation without losing too much time. (Or, to put it differently, getting PEBCAC out of the equation..)
Check out this article: How to enable Windows Installer logging (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/223300)
It allows you to set the logging level (eg extra verbose logging with vx option) the registry.
Then the log file is (by default) stored in the %TEMP% folder (check it out by running a SET command in a command prompt).
To have us enable or disable Windows Installer logging for you, go to the “Fix it for me” section. If you would rather enable Windows Installer logging yourself, go to the “Let me fix it myself” section.To fix this problem automatically, click the Fix this problem link. Then click Run in the File Download dialog box, and follow the steps in this wizard.
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Reg_SZ: Logging Value: voicewarmupx (where only vx is used to enable extra verbose logging…)