How to Enable Windows Installer Logging

Lisa Scholfield
Written by Gearloose

In this How-to we will see how to enable windows installer logging by adding registry entries

How to

Start Registry Editor (Regedt32.exe), and then create the following path and keys in the registry:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwarePoliciesMicrosoftWindowsInstaller
Reg_SZ: Logging
Value: voicewarmup

The letters in the value field are the options that are available to use with Windows Installer logging. You can use the options in any order. Each option turns on a specific logging mode. For MSI version 1.1, the function of each option is as follows :
v - Verbose output
o - Out-of-disk-space messages
i - Status messages
c - Initial UI parameters
e - All error messages
w - Non-fatal warnings
a - Start up of actions
r - Action-specific records
m - Out-of-memory or fatal exit information
u - User requests
p - Terminal properties

    • Append to existing file
      ! - Flush each line to the log
    • Wildcard, to log all information except for the v option. To include the v option, specify *v.

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Gearloose

Gearloose

Welcome to my blog. My name is Akis Mparekas. I am a freelance web developer from Greece and I have been involved in SEO, Website Migration (transferring content from a site, eg blogger to WordPress), website optimization, and web scraping (extracting content from one or more sites) for years.

At the same time I am taking my first steps in game development (unity) and animation (blender). I also create cool stuff, either for work or for fun. When I have time, I write tutorials and I blog.

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