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Windows Installer Upgrade

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  • I have an issue with Windows Installer on a Windows 2008 R2 server cluster, the current version is 4.5 and I am trying to uprgade to hopefully resolve the issue but the latest version I can find to download is 4.5.

    I thought the latest release was 6.0, does anyone know if there is a later release available for download?


    Paul Bergson
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    MCTS, MCT, MCSE, MCSA, Security, BS CSci
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    • Edited by pbbergsMVP Wednesday, March 05, 2014 1:52 PM
    Wednesday, March 05, 2014 1:10 PM

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  • Hi Paul,

    AFAIK, the latest redistributable package available is only 4.5.

    The Windows Installer 5.0 is part of the Windows Server 2012, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008 R2, and Windows 7. There is no redistributable for Windows Installer 5.0. 

    So, if you have the above operating system you might already have 5.0.

    Source: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa372856(v=vs.85).aspx


    Regards,
    Rafic

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    Wednesday, March 05, 2014 1:57 PM
  • Yeah, I fear what you say is true.  I was hoping for better news.

    Paul Bergson
    MVP - Directory Services
    MCITP: Enterprise Administrator
    MCTS, MCT, MCSE, MCSA, Security, BS CSci
    2012, 2008, Vista, 2003, 2000 (Early Achiever), NT4
    Twitter @pbbergs http://blogs.dirteam.com/blogs/paulbergson
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    Wednesday, March 05, 2014 2:00 PM