"Out of disk space" error when you install a Windows Installer package in Windows Server 2008 or in Windows Vista if Windows Installer 4.5 is installed

Symptoms

Consider the following scenario:

  • You install Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI) 4.5 on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 or Windows Vista.

  • You try to install a Windows Installer package on this computer.

In this scenario, the installation fails, and you receive the following error message:

Disk full: Out of disk space -- Volume: <volume>; required space: <number> KB; available space: 0 KB. Free some disk space and retry.

Cause

This issue occurs because Windows Installer 4.5 incorrectly checks the installation source drive, the CD drive, the DVD drive, or the virtual optical drive that is amounted .ISO image and reports that there is no available memory. However, the drive should not be checked because this drive is not the destination drive.

Resolution

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 the problem described in this article. 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=supportNote 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 be running one of the following operating systems:

  • Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1)

  • Windows Vista Service Pack 2 (SP2)

  • Windows Server 2008

  • Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 (SP2)

Additionally, Windows Installer 4.5 must be installed.

For more information about how to obtain a Windows Vista service pack, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

935791 How to obtain the latest Windows Vista service pack

For more information about how to obtain a Windows Server 2008 service pack, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

968849 How to obtain the latest service pack for Windows Server 2008

Restart requirement

You must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace a previously released hotfix.

File information

The English (United States) version of this hotfix installs files that have the attributes that are listed in the following tables. The dates and the times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The dates and the times for these files on your local computer are displayed in your local time together with your current daylight saving time (DST) bias. Additionally, the dates and the times may change when you perform certain operations on the files.

Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 file information notes

Important Windows Vista hotfixes and Windows Server 2008 hotfixes are included in the same packages. However, only "Windows Vista" is listed on the Hotfix Request page. To request the hotfix package that applies to one or both operating systems, select the hotfix that is listed under "Windows Vista" on the page. Always refer to the "Applies To" section in articles to determine the actual operating system that each hotfix applies to.

  • The files that apply to a specific product, SR_Level (RTM, SPn), and service branch (LDR, GDR) can be identified by examining the file version numbers as shown in the following table.

    Version

    Product

    SR_Level

    Service branch

    6.0.600
    1.
    22xxx

    Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008

    SP1

    LDR

    6.0.600
    2.
    22xxx

    Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008

    SP2

    LDR

  • Service Pack 1 is integrated into the release version of Windows Server 2008. Therefore, RTM milestone files apply only to Windows Vista. RTM milestone files have a 6.0.0000.xxxxx version number.

  • The MANIFEST files (.manifest) and the MUM files (.mum) that are installed for each environment are listed separately in the "Additional file information for Windows Server 2008 and for Windows Vista" section. MUM files and MANIFEST files, and the associated security catalog (.cat) files, are extremely important to maintain the state of the updated components. The security catalog files, for which the attributes are not listed, are signed with a Microsoft digital signature.

For all supported x86-based versions of Windows Server 2008 and of Windows Vista

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Msi.dll

4.5.6001.22694

2,242,560

19-May-2010

15:28

x86

Msimsg.dll

4.5.6001.22694

2,560

19-May-2010

13:55

x86

Msi.dll

4.5.6002.22407

2,243,584

19-May-2010

16:34

x86

Msimsg.dll

4.5.6002.22407

2,560

19-May-2010

14:20

x86

Msiexec.exe

4.5.6001.22694

73,216

19-May-2010

13:56

x86

Msihnd.dll

4.5.6001.22694

332,800

19-May-2010

15:28

x86

Msihnd.dll

4.5.6002.22407

332,800

19-May-2010

16:34

x86

Msisip.dll

4.5.6001.22694

16,384

19-May-2010

15:28

x86

For all supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 and of Windows Vista

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Msi.dll

4.5.6001.22694

3,110,912

19-May-2010

15:54

x64

Msimsg.dll

4.5.6001.22694

2,560

19-May-2010

14:18

x64

Msi.dll

4.5.6002.22407

3,111,936

19-May-2010

16:43

x64

Msimsg.dll

4.5.6002.22407

2,560

19-May-2010

14:33

x64

Msiexec.exe

4.5.6001.22694

125,440

19-May-2010

14:18

x64

Msihnd.dll

4.5.6001.22694

503,296

19-May-2010

15:54

x64

Msihnd.dll

4.5.6002.22407

503,296

19-May-2010

16:43

x64

Msisip.dll

4.5.6001.22694

22,528

19-May-2010

15:54

x64

Msi.dll

4.5.6001.22694

2,242,560

19-May-2010

15:28

x86

Msimsg.dll

4.5.6001.22694

2,560

19-May-2010

13:55

x86

Msi.dll

4.5.6002.22407

2,243,584

19-May-2010

16:34

x86

Msimsg.dll

4.5.6002.22407

2,560

19-May-2010

14:20

x86

Msiexec.exe

4.5.6001.22694

73,216

19-May-2010

13:56

x86

Msihnd.dll

4.5.6001.22694

332,800

19-May-2010

15:28

x86

Msihnd.dll

4.5.6002.22407

332,800

19-May-2010

16:34

x86

Msisip.dll

4.5.6001.22694

16,384

19-May-2010

15:28

x86

For all supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2008

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Msi.dll

4.5.6001.22694

5,938,176

19-May-2010

15:34

IA-64

Msimsg.dll

4.5.6001.22694

2,560

19-May-2010

14:03

IA-64

Msi.dll

4.5.6002.22407

5,938,688

20-May-2010

05:40

IA-64

Msimsg.dll

4.5.6002.22407

2,560

19-May-2010

14:28

IA-64

Msiexec.exe

4.5.6001.22694

236,544

19-May-2010

14:03

IA-64

Msihnd.dll

4.5.6001.22694

1,085,952

19-May-2010

15:34

IA-64

Msihnd.dll

4.5.6002.22407

1,085,952

20-May-2010

05:40

IA-64

Msisip.dll

4.5.6001.22694

56,320

19-May-2010

15:34

IA-64

Msi.dll

4.5.6001.22694

2,242,560

19-May-2010

15:28

x86

Msimsg.dll

4.5.6001.22694

2,560

19-May-2010

13:55

x86

Msi.dll

4.5.6002.22407

2,243,584

19-May-2010

16:34

x86

Msimsg.dll

4.5.6002.22407

2,560

19-May-2010

14:20

x86

Msiexec.exe

4.5.6001.22694

73,216

19-May-2010

13:56

x86

Msihnd.dll

4.5.6001.22694

332,800

19-May-2010

15:28

x86

Msihnd.dll

4.5.6002.22407

332,800

19-May-2010

16:34

x86

Msisip.dll

4.5.6001.22694

16,384

19-May-2010

15:28

x86

Workaround

Workaround for Windows Vista and for Windows Server 2008

Before you install this hotfix, try to resolve this issue by using the following workaround.

To work around this issue, do the following:

  1. Contact the product vendor to check whether the data of the installation media can be copied to a hard disk in a new folder temporarily.

  2. Copy the data of the installation media to a hard disk in a new folder. If there are multiple CDs or DVDs, copy each to the same new folder.

  3. Run the "bootstrapper" file for the installation from the root of this new folder.

    Note The "bootstrapper" file usually has the Setup.exe file name.

Status

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

More Information

For more information about Windows Installer, visit the following Microsoft website:
General information about Windows Installer.For more information about software update terminology, 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

Additional file information

Additional file information for Windows Vista and for Windows Server 2008

Additional files for all supported x86-based versions of Windows Vista and of Windows Server 2008

File name

Update.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

34,417

Date (UTC)

20-May-2010

Time (UTC)

10:46

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

X86_microsoft-windows-installer-engine_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22694_none_03a6d650cce7b163.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

125,087

Date (UTC)

19-May-2010

Time (UTC)

17:08

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

X86_microsoft-windows-installer-engine_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22407_none_05f19a48c9c2543a.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

125,087

Date (UTC)

19-May-2010

Time (UTC)

18:17

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

X86_microsoft-windows-installer-executable_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22694_none_49adccf19f7cd507.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

6,348

Date (UTC)

19-May-2010

Time (UTC)

17:08

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

X86_microsoft-windows-installer-handler_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22694_none_df06e14165327fe7.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

6,566

Date (UTC)

19-May-2010

Time (UTC)

17:11

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

X86_microsoft-windows-installer-handler_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22407_none_e151a539620d22be.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

6,566

Date (UTC)

19-May-2010

Time (UTC)

18:21

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

X86_microsoft-windows-installer-sip_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22694_none_335c212031a74041.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

10,304

Date (UTC)

19-May-2010

Time (UTC)

17:07

Platform

Not Applicable

Additional files for all supported x64-based versions of Windows Vista and of Windows Server 2008

File name

Amd64_microsoft-windows-installer-engine_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22694_none_5fc571d485452299.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

125,169

Date (UTC)

19-May-2010

Time (UTC)

17:37

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Amd64_microsoft-windows-installer-engine_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22407_none_621035cc821fc570.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

125,169

Date (UTC)

19-May-2010

Time (UTC)

18:22

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Amd64_microsoft-windows-installer-executable_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22694_none_a5cc687557da463d.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

6,370

Date (UTC)

19-May-2010

Time (UTC)

17:36

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Amd64_microsoft-windows-installer-handler_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22694_none_3b257cc51d8ff11d.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

6,604

Date (UTC)

19-May-2010

Time (UTC)

17:40

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Amd64_microsoft-windows-installer-handler_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22407_none_3d7040bd1a6a93f4.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

6,604

Date (UTC)

19-May-2010

Time (UTC)

18:25

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Amd64_microsoft-windows-installer-sip_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22694_none_8f7abca3ea04b177.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

10,318

Date (UTC)

19-May-2010

Time (UTC)

17:35

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Update.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

34,733

Date (UTC)

20-May-2010

Time (UTC)

10:55

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

X86_microsoft-windows-installer-engine_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22694_none_03a6d650cce7b163.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

125,087

Date (UTC)

19-May-2010

Time (UTC)

17:08

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

X86_microsoft-windows-installer-engine_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22407_none_05f19a48c9c2543a.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

125,087

Date (UTC)

19-May-2010

Time (UTC)

18:17

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

X86_microsoft-windows-installer-executable_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22694_none_49adccf19f7cd507.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

6,348

Date (UTC)

19-May-2010

Time (UTC)

17:08

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

X86_microsoft-windows-installer-handler_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22694_none_df06e14165327fe7.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

6,566

Date (UTC)

19-May-2010

Time (UTC)

17:11

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

X86_microsoft-windows-installer-handler_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22407_none_e151a539620d22be.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

6,566

Date (UTC)

19-May-2010

Time (UTC)

18:21

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

X86_microsoft-windows-installer-sip_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22694_none_335c212031a74041.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

10,304

Date (UTC)

19-May-2010

Time (UTC)

17:07

Platform

Not Applicable

Additional files for all supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2008

File name

Ia64_microsoft-windows-installer-engine_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22694_none_03a87a46cce5ba5f.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

125,128

Date (UTC)

19-May-2010

Time (UTC)

16:58

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Ia64_microsoft-windows-installer-engine_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22407_none_05f33e3ec9c05d36.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

125,128

Date (UTC)

20-May-2010

Time (UTC)

07:55

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Ia64_microsoft-windows-installer-executable_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22694_none_49af70e79f7ade03.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

6,359

Date (UTC)

19-May-2010

Time (UTC)

16:57

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Ia64_microsoft-windows-installer-handler_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22694_none_df088537653088e3.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

6,582

Date (UTC)

19-May-2010

Time (UTC)

17:01

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Ia64_microsoft-windows-installer-handler_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22407_none_e153492f620b2bba.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

6,582

Date (UTC)

20-May-2010

Time (UTC)

07:58

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Ia64_microsoft-windows-installer-sip_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22694_none_335dc51631a5493d.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

10,311

Date (UTC)

19-May-2010

Time (UTC)

16:57

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Update.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

7,262

Date (UTC)

20-May-2010

Time (UTC)

10:44

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

X86_microsoft-windows-installer-engine_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22694_none_03a6d650cce7b163.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

125,087

Date (UTC)

19-May-2010

Time (UTC)

17:08

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

X86_microsoft-windows-installer-engine_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22407_none_05f19a48c9c2543a.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

125,087

Date (UTC)

19-May-2010

Time (UTC)

18:17

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

X86_microsoft-windows-installer-executable_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22694_none_49adccf19f7cd507.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

6,348

Date (UTC)

19-May-2010

Time (UTC)

17:08

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

X86_microsoft-windows-installer-handler_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22694_none_df06e14165327fe7.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

6,566

Date (UTC)

19-May-2010

Time (UTC)

17:11

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

X86_microsoft-windows-installer-handler_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22407_none_e151a539620d22be.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

6,566

Date (UTC)

19-May-2010

Time (UTC)

18:21

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

X86_microsoft-windows-installer-sip_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22694_none_335c212031a74041.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

10,304

Date (UTC)

19-May-2010

Time (UTC)

17:07

Platform

Not Applicable

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