MSI Scan Error RRS feed

  • Question

  • During the validation of our installer we are getting the following error:

    Failed checks

    Checks that didn't complete

    ******.msi      - ScanError ( ERROR )

      • message :

    Could not load file or assembly 'Microsoft.Deployment.WindowsInstaller, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=9f4be179981a58d1' or one of its dependencies. The system cannot find the file specified.

    The msi is built using VS 2010 msi installer. The installer has a custom action that calls another executable during the installation. The installation itself works and does not as for 'Microsoft.Deployment.WindowsInstaller.dll. The validation fails though.

    Any suggestions?


    Thursday, September 3, 2015 9:38 PM

All replies

  • Mehmed

    I have just run into exactly the same problem, did you find out what it was and/or find a resolution?


    Monday, September 7, 2015 11:21 AM
  • Hi Simon,

    No, we submitted a ticket to Microsoft and are waiting for their insight.



    • Edited by Mehmed Tuesday, September 15, 2015 1:22 PM
    Monday, September 14, 2015 8:12 PM
  • I have resolved this issue by myself. Downloaded 4.1 Tool and saw that there is  one more dll in the installation folder which is missing in 4.7 version ("Microsoft.Deployment.WindowsInstaller.dll"). After copying it to the installation folder of the 4.7 version the check is passing successfully.

    Tuesday, October 6, 2015 7:34 AM