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Windows Installer (MSI 5.0) fails with ERROR 1939 during "MsiConfigureServices" action RRS feed

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  • When trying to install a setup package using the new MSI 5.0 features of Windows Service Configuration (using Tables: MsiServiceConfig / MsiServiceConfigFailureActions)
    the service config fails and results in a rollback.


    The service itself is installed along with the same package under "LocalSystem" account.
    Regarding MSDN, these feature does have some limitations, but I am not shure if they are applicable here:
    "The services configuration feature of the Windows Installer cannot configure network service accounts, install shared service host (svchost) processes, or restart services stopped as part of the installation"
    (see http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/dd408113(v=vs.85).aspx )


    I have tried this with serveral variations on the failure actions count and type.
    Using SC_ACTION_NONE or SC_ACTION_RUN_COMMAND actions indeed work and lead to a successful install.

    Can you tell, why SC_ACTION_RESTART or SC_ACTION_REBOOT does not work fine?

    PS: The guys on MS Connect didn't want so solve that issue ;-)

    https://connect.microsoft.com/WindowsServer/feedback/details/785032/windows-installer-msi-5-0-fails-with-error-1939-during-msiconfigureservices-action

    Wednesday, June 26, 2013 9:13 AM

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