Windows Installer 3.1 v2 (3.1.4000.2435) is available

Introduction

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.

How to get Windows Installer 3.1 v2

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.

Automatic version detection results

You are currently using a 32-bit operating system.
Note If the auto detection results are not displayed on your screen, please click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
827218 How to determine whether a computer is running a 32-bit version or 64-bit version of the Windows operation system

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 Download the Windows Installer 3.1 Redistributable (v2) package now.

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:
119591 How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services
Microsoft 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.


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 XP

This 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:

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

Release history:
  • Microsoft Windows Installer 3.1: KB893803 version 1.0 (April 11, 2005)
  • Microsoft Windows Installer 3.1: KB893803 version 2.0 (May 12, 2005)

    Windows Installer 3.1 (v2) addresses the issue that is described in the following Microsoft Knowledge Base article:
    898628 Windows Installer fails silently after you upgrade to Windows Installer 3.1
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.

More Information

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)

Troubleshooting

For help in troubleshooting Windows installer issues, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
907749 Basic troubleshooting steps for Windows Installer

886630 You receive an error message when you try to install a program that uses the Windows Installer in Windows XP

823116 You receive Error 1913 when you install a program on Windows XP

314852 How to enable Windows Installer logging in Windows XP

If 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.

References

For more information, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

897026 The AppSearch action incorrectly truncates a REG_MULTI_SZ value that contains a null value in Windows Installer

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

894439 Description of flyweight patching in Microsoft Windows Installer 3.0

For more information, visit the following Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) Web site:
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Article ID: 893803 - Last Review: 23 এপ্রিল, 2015 - Revision: 1

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