Patching Transforms May Give 2250 Error Message

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SYMPTOMS

When you apply patches to a Windows Installer based setup program on Windows 2000, the patch application process may fail and you may receive the following error message:
Internal error 2250 - Cannot add a row that already exists

CAUSE

This is due to a bug in the Windows Installer engine.

RESOLUTION

Windows 2000

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows 2000. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
260910 How to Obtain the Latest Windows 2000 Service Pack
The English version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later:
   Date        Version       Size        File name
   --------------------------------------------------
   11/7/2000   1.11.2226.0   1,767,184   Msi.dll
				


Windows NT 4.0

If you have a computer running Windows NT 4.0, use the following location to download the correct hotfix:
http://download.microsoft.com/download/winntsp/Patch/1.11.2405/nt4/en-us/instmsi.exe


Windows 95/98

If you have a computer running Windows 95 or Windows 98 , use the following location to download the correct hotfix:
http://download.microsoft.com/download/win98/Patch/1.11.2405/W9X/EN-US/instmsi.exe
Note The 1.2 version of Windows Installer does not have this fix. The fix is only in the QFE version of 1.1 that is described in this section. However, the next version of Windows Installer, 2.0, will have the fix and will be freely downloadable.

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was first corrected in Windows 2000 Service Pack 2.

MORE INFORMATION

For additional information about how to install Windows 2000 and Windows 2000 hotfixes at the same time, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
249149 Installing Microsoft Windows 2000 and Windows 2000 Hotfixes


For additional information, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
278078 OFF2000: Error 2250 or 2251 When You Update Administrative Installation to SP-2

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Article ID: 279094 - Last Review: February 28, 2014 - Revision: 4.4
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Installer 1.1
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