This article applies to the following products:  

  • Windows Installer 4.5

  • Windows Installer 5.0

Introduction 

This article lists Microsoft Knowledge Base articles that describe the hotfixes for Windows Installer 4.5 and Windows Installer 5.0. We recommend that you review and install the hotfixes that are described in the "More Information" section.

Summary

This article lists the hotfixes that are currently available for users who use Windows Installer 4.5 and Windows Installer 5.0.

  1. Windows Installer 4.5 is integrated in Windows Vista Service Pack 2 (SP2) and Windows Server 2008 SP2. The redistributable package is also available for the following operating systems:

    • Windows Server 2008 RTM

    • Windows Vista

    • Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1)

    • Windows XP SP2

    • Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3)

    • Windows Server 2003 SP1

    • Windows Server 2003 SP2

    For more information about Windows Installer 4.5, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

    942288Windows Installer 4.5 is available

  2. Windows Installer 5.0 is included in Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7.



More Information

Windows Installer 4.5

Knowledge Base Number

Title

Version

Why we recommend

Hotfix type and availability

Modified Date

2518041

"0xC00E5201" error code occurs when you try to create an .msp file in Windows Vista or in Windows Server 2008

4.5.6002.22605

The hotfix enables the Msimsp.exe utility to generate .msp files after Msimsp.exe has reached a heap size of 4 megabytes (MB). It updates Msi.dll, Msimsg.dll, and Msihnd.dll.

Windows Vista SP2
Windows Server 2008 SP2

09-Mar-2011

2494305

You cannot apply a Windows Installer package after you install hotfix 979465 on a computer that is running Windows XP

4.5.6002.22572

The hotfix enables the Msimsp.exe utility to generate .msp files after Msimsp.exe has reached a heap size of 4MB. It updates Msi.dll, Msimsg.dll, and Msihnd.dll.

Windows XP SP3

19-Jan-2011

2388997

Temporary files are left in the C:\Windows\Installer folder when you query for the Win32_Product class on a computer that is running Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, or Windows Server 2008

4.5.6002.22487

The hotfix updates Msi.dll and Msihnd.dll.

Windows Server 2003 SP2
Windows Vista SP2
Windows Server 2008 SP2

17-Sep-2010

2028841

"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

4.5.6001.22694
4.5.6002.22407

Resolves an issue in which Windows Installer 4.5 incorrectly checks the installation source drive, for example the CD drive.

Windows Vista SP1
Windows Vista SP2
Windows Server 2008
Windows Server 2008 SP2

19-May-2010

983280

Windows Installer 4.5 stops responding in Windows Server 2003 if hotfix 972397 is installed

4.5.6002.22388

Resolves the regression of hotfix 972397 in Windows Server 2003.

Windows Server 2003 SP2

29-Apr-2010

981929

Software installation fails when you use Windows Installer 4.5 in Windows Vista or in Windows Server 2008

4.5.6000.21244
4.5.6001.22660
4.5.6002.22370

Resolves an issue in which Windows Installer 4.5 stops responding.

Windows Vista
Windows Vista SP1
Windows Vista SP2
Windows Server 2008
Windows Server 2008 SP2

23-Mar-2010

981669

The installation process of a MSI package that contains multiple packages stops responding (hangs) in Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows Server 2008

4.5.6002.22362 (Windows XP SP3)
4.5.6001.22654 (Windows Vista SP1/Windows Server 2008)
4.5.6002.22362 (Windows Vista SP2/Windows Server 2008 SP2)

Resolves an issue in which the installation process of an MSI package may hang if the package contains custom actions and the embeded chainer is used to add multiple packages.

Windows XP SP3
Windows Vista SP1
Windows Vista SP2
Windows Server 2008
Windows Server 2008 SP2

12-Mar-2010
(18-Mar-2010 for Windows XP binary files)

979465

You cannot install a Windows Installer package under the Local System context by using Windows Installer 4.5 on a Windows XP-based computer that has update KB956572 installed

4.5.6002.22309

Resolves the regression of hotfix 956572 (MS09-012 update)

Windows XP SP2
Windows XP SP3

15-Jan-2010

979302

Descriptions for the Windows Installer events are missing in the Application log in Windows Server 2003

4.5.6002.22309

Resolves an issue in which Windows Installer events are missing

Windows Server 2003 SP2

13-Jan-2010

978620

Binary files are not updated by the Windows Installer service

4.5.6002.22291

The fix updates the Msihnd.dll and Msi.dll files or the Wmsihnd.dll and Wmsi.dll files.

Windows Server 2003 SP2

23-Dec-2009

972397

A hotfix for Windows Installer is available for Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, and Windows Server 2008

4.5.6002.22172 (Windows XP SP3/Windows Server 2003 SP2)
4.5.6000.21103 (Windows Vista)
4.5.6001.22492 (Windows Vista SP1/Windows Server 2008 SP1)
4.5.6002.22196 (Windows Vista SP2/Windows Server 2008 SP2)

The fix updates the Msihnd.dll and Msi.dll files or the Wmsihnd.dll and Wmsi.dll files.

Windows XP SP3
Windows Server 2003 SP2
Windows Vista
Windows Vista SP1
Windows Vista SP2
Windows Server 2008
Windows Server 2008 SP2

10-Aug-2009

972189

Error message when you query the "Win32_Product" class after you install applications by using Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI) 4.5 together with the "Per-User" option in Windows Server 2003 and in Windows XP: "0x80041001 - Generic failure"

5.2.3790.4528

The fix updates the Msiprov.dll file.

Windows Server 2003 SP2

11-Jun-2009

970553

Error message when you query Win32_Product class after you install applications by using Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI) 4.5 with "Per-User" option in Windows XP: "0x80041001 - Generic failure"

5.1.2600.5803

The fix updates the Msiprov.dll file.

Windows XP SP2
Windows XP SP3

28-Apr-2009

958756

The customized properties for an .msi package installation are reset to their default values after you install Windows Installer 4.5

4.5.6001.22317

The fix updates Msi.dll or Wmsi.dll.

Windows XP SP2
Windows XP SP3

18-Dec-2008

958655

Error message when you use Windows Installer (MSI) 4.5 to install multiple MSI packages in Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003 or Windows XP: "API call rejected - No actions in Context"

4.5.6001.22299

The fix updates Msi.dll or Wmsi.dll.

Windows XP SP2
Windows XP SP3
Windows Server 2003 SP2

07-Nov-2008



Windows Installer 5.0

Knowledge Base Number

Title

Version

Why we recommend

Hotfix type and availability

Modified Date

2514642

Windows Installer package that requires the SeBackupPrivilege user right fails in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2

NA (No binary files updated)

Resolves an issue in which the Windows Installer 5.0 service does not have the SeBackupPrivilege user right.

Windows 7
Windows 7 SP1
Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

NA

2394120

"0xC00E5201" error code occurs when you try to create an .msp file in Windows 7

5.0.7600.20798

The hotfix enables the Msimsp.exe utility to generate .msp files after Msimsp.exe reaches a heap size of 4MB. It updates Msi.dll.

Windows 7

11-Sep-2010


Notes

  1. These tables are arranged by Modified Date in descending order.

  2. If multiple binary files are updated to different versions, the Version column shows the newest version information among those updated binary files. The Modified Date column functions the same way.

References


For more information about how to determine the Windows Installer version, visit the following Microsoft website:

How to determine the Windows Installer versionFor more information about changes to the Windows Installer API by Windows Installer version, visit the following Microsoft website:

What's New in Windows InstallerFor more information about how to obtain the latest Windows Installer redistributable, visit the following Microsoft website:

General information about Windows Installer redistributable

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