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Windows Installer 3.1 v2 (3.1.4000.2435) is available
Article ID: 893803 - View products that this article applies to.
For information about how to troubleshoot issues with Windows Installer, please see the Troubleshooting section.
Microsoft Windows Installer is a component of your Windows operating system that provides a standard foundation for installing and uninstalling software. Software manufacturers can create their product setup to use the Windows Installer to make software installation, maintenance, and uninstallation straightforward and easy.
Windows Installer 3.1 is now available as a redistributable system component for the following operating systems:
Windows Installer 4.0 is included with Windows Vista.
Before you can download this redistributable component, you must determine whether you are running a 32-bit or 64-bit version of Windows Server 2003 or of Windows XP.
Determine the type of operating system in Windows XPTo determine the type of operating system that you are running in Windows XP, follow these steps:
Determine the type of operating system in Windows Server 2003To determine the type of operating system that you are running in Windows Server 2003, use one of these methods.
Download the installer for all versions of Windows except 64-bit versions of Windows Server 2003 or 64-bit versions of Windows XP
The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
Download the Windows Installer 3.1 Redistributable (v2) package now.
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Release Date: May 12, 2005
For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
119591Microsoft scanned this file for viruses. Microsoft used the most current virus-detection software that was available on the date that the file was posted. The file is stored on security-enhanced servers that help prevent any unauthorized changes to the file.
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/119591/ )How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services
Note Only the binary for the Msi.dll file is updated. The version number is 3.1.4000.2435. All other binaries of the Windows Installer 3.1 (v2) package remained unchanged and are version 3.1.4000.1823.
Download the installer for 64-bit versions of Windows Server 2003 or 64-bit versions of Windows XPThis redistributable component is only for 32-bit operating systems. You cannot install this component on a computer that is running the 64-bit versions of Windows Server 2003 or of Windows XP.
You can install Windows Installer 3.0 redistributable on Windows 2000 Service Pack 3 (SP3) and on the release version of Windows Server 2003. Windows Installer 3.1 was included with Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 (SP1).
You cannot install this redistributable on the 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows Server 2003 SP1. To update the 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows Server 2003 SP1, or to update the 64-bit versions of Windows XP, download the hotfix that is described in Microsoft Knowledge Base article 898715 instead of the 893803 (v2) package. For more information about Windows Installer 3.1 (v2) GDR, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/898715/ )An update for Windows Installer 3.1 is available for Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 and for the 64-bit editions of Windows XP
New features in Windows Installer 3.1
Issues that are addressed in Windows Installer 3.1
Issue that is addressed in Windows Installer 3.1 (v2)
For help in troubleshooting Windows installer issues, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/907749/ )Basic troubleshooting steps for Windows Installer
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/886630/ )You receive an error message when you try to install a program that uses the Windows Installer in Windows XP
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/823116/ )You receive Error 1913 when you install a program on Windows XP
314852If you have problems installing a particular application, whether it is a Microsoft application or a third-party application, look in the application's readme file for known installation issues. You can also search the Microsoft Knowledge Base for articles that are specific to your application.
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314852/ )How to enable Windows Installer logging in Windows XP
For more information, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/897026/ )The AppSearch action incorrectly truncates a REG_MULTI_SZ value that contains a null value in Windows Installer
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/897027/ )A message may be logged in the event log when you try to install the Windows Installer 3.0 redistributable package on a computer that is running a later version of Windows Installer
894439For more information, visit the following Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) Web site:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/894439/ )Description of flyweight patching in Microsoft Windows Installer 3.0
Article ID: 893803 - Last Review: May 24, 2012 - Revision: 9.0