The Windows Installer package does not install when you use the PATCH command-line option try to install the package in Windows Server 2003 or in Windows XP

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SYMPTOMS

When you use the PATCH command-line option to try to install a Microsoft Windows Installer patch (.msp file) during the initial installation of a Windows Installer package (.msi file) on a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1-based or a Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2-based computer, the package does not install. This problem does not occur if you install the patch separately from the package.

CAUSE

This problem occurs because data in the TypeLib table of the package is not registered. The RegisterTypeLibraries action registers type libraries in the registry. This action is applied to each file referred to in the TypeLib table that is scheduled for installation. If the RegisterTypeLibraries action is skipped, data in the TypeLib table of the package is not registered.

RESOLUTION

Windows Server 2003

Service pack information

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows Server 2003. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
889100 How to obtain the latest service pack for Windows Server 2003

Hotfix information

Prerequisites

To apply this hotfix on x86-based versions and Itanium-based versions of Windows Server 2003, you must have Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 (SP1) installed on the computer.

Note Service Pack 1 is included in x64-based versions of Windows Server 2003.

Restart requirement

You must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.

File information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
Windows Server 2003, 32-bit versions
   Date         Time   Version             Size  File name
   ----------------------------------------------------------
   17-Aug-2005  02:35  3.1.4000.2510  2,891,264  Msi.dll
   17-Aug-2005  00:38  5.2.3790.2510     32,256  Arpidfix.exe
Windows Server 2003, 64-bit Itanium-based versions
   Date         Time   Version             Size  File name
   ----------------------------------------------------------
   17-Aug-2005  02:34  3.1.4000.2510  5,987,328  Msi.dll
   17-Aug-2005  02:34  3.1.4000.2510  2,891,264  Wmsi.dll
   17-Aug-2005  02:34  5.2.3790.2510     74,752  Arpidfix.exe
Windows Server 2003, 64-bit x64-based versions
   Date         Time   Version             Size  File name
   ----------------------------------------------------------
   17-Aug-2005  02:34  3.1.4000.2510  4,477,952  Msi.dll
   17-Aug-2005  02:34  3.1.4000.2510  2,891,264  Wmsi.dll
   17-Aug-2005  02:34  5.2.3790.2510     43,008  Arpidfix.exe

Windows XP

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support
Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

Prerequisites

To apply this hotfix, you must have Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) installed on the computer.

Restart requirement

You must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.

File information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
   Date         Time   Version             Size  File name
   ----------------------------------------------------------
   23-Aug-2005  03:06  3.1.4000.2510  2,891,264  Msi31.dll
   23-Aug-2005  01:03  5.1.2600.2744     30,720  Arpidfix.exe

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section. This problem was first corrected in Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information about the RegisterTypeLibraries action, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa371165.aspx
For more information about standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

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Article ID: 906219 - Last Review: October 11, 2007 - Revision: 4.4
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1, when used with:
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition for Itanium-Based Systems
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition for Itanium-based Systems
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition (32-bit x86)
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition (32-bit x86)
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 1, when used with:
    • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
    • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
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