[gptalk] Re: Lost MSI

  • From: Minesh Pandya <mpandya@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 6 Mar 2008 16:53:50 +0000

Igor,

Thanks very much! I did exactly what you said and it worked!

Everyone else who commented thank you as well as you too were a great 
help!

Thanks
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Hi Minesh,
 
Windows installer caches the MSI and MST files locally in 
%systemroot%\Installer. 
 
The files are renamed and in order to find out which one is the one you're 
looking for, go to 
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\UserData.
 
There you should have a key referring to the system account for the MSIs 
installed per machine and user SIDs for the MSIs installed per user. Most 
likely you'd have a per machine installation as you installed the 
application on a server. 
 
So under 
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\UserData\S-1-5-18\Products\<MSI
 
GUID>\InstallProperties key, look up LocalPackage value which should point 
you to the cached MSI
 
Hope this helps
 
Igor
 
On 05/03/2008, Florian Frommherz <florian@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: 
Howdie!

They're in a hidden folder in %systemroot%\Installer - you might not see 
it
in the UI, so typing the path into the address bar of explorer will help.
The files are not named in their original way, afaik in a
five-alphanumeric-shortened way, I'd need to check that now.

One of those files is your MSI - you just have to find out which one. That
can be sort of a pain in the rectum on a machine with lots of packages
installed. But better than nothing...

Cheers,

Florian


From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
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Sent: Mittwoch, 5. März 2008 17:58
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Subject: [gptalk] Lost MSI


One of our servers has died, one MSI which came from that server was never
backed up, and so i dont have a copy of it.

The msi is still installed on a machine and I am able to change/repair the
application.

I have searched for the msi by name and generally *.msi on the machine and
cant find it.

If the msi can repair itself then it must be stored locally - does anyone
know where?
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