WHAT PLATFORMS DOES WINDOWS INSTALLER RUN ON?

Windows Installer 4.5 and earlier is available as a redistributable software update package. See the section Released Versions of Windows Installer to lớn determine which products shipped versions of the Windows Installer. The redistributable update package for a version is made available after the release of the sản phẩm that ships with a specific Windows Installer version.

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Note

There is no redistributable for Windows Installer 5.0. This version is included with the OS in Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, & later client & VPS releases (including Windows 10).


Obtaining the Windows Installer Redistributable (4.5 and earlier)

The name of the redistributable that installs Windows Installer 4.5 on x86-based computers running Windows Vista, Windows Vista with Service Pack 1 (SP1), and Windows Server 2008 is Windows6.0-KB942288-v2-x86.MSU.

The name of the redistributable that installs Windows Installer 4.5 on x64-based computers running Windows Vista, Windows Vista with SP1, và Windows Server 2008 is Windows6.0-KB942288-v2-x64.MSU.

The name of the redistributable that installs Windows Installer 4.5 on Itanium-Based Systems computers running Windows Vista, Windows Vista with SP1, and Windows Server 2008 is Windows6.0-KB942288-v2-ia64.MSU.

The name of the redistributable that installs Windows Installer 4.5 on x86-based computers running Windows XP with Service Pack 2 (SP2) và Windows XPhường with Service Pack 3 (SP3) is WindowsXP-KB942288-v3-x86.exe cộ.

The name of the redistributable that installs Windows Installer 4.5 on x86-based computers running Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 1 (SP1) và Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 2 (SP2) is WindowsServer2003-KB942288-v4-x86.exe.

The name of the redistributable that installs Windows Installer 4.5 on x64-based computers running Windows Server 2003 with SP1 and Windows Server 2003 with SP2 is WindowsServer2003-KB942288-v4-x64.exe.

The name of the redistributable that installs Windows Installer 4.5 on Itanium-Based Systems computers running Windows Server 2003 with SP1 và Windows Server 2003 with SP2 is WindowsServer2003-KB942288-v4-ia64.exe cộ.

There is no redistributable that installs Windows Installer 4.0. This version of the Windows Installer ships with Windows Vista.

Installing the Windows Installer Redistributable (4.5 và earlier)

The Windows Installer 4.5 resdistributable is provided for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 operating systems as a .msu tệp tin & should be installed using the Windows Update Stand-alone Installer (Wusa.exe.)

The Windows Installer 4.5 redistributable for Windows XP & Windows Server 2003 operating systems can be installed using the following comm& line syntax & options.

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The Windows Installer 3.1 và Windows Installer 3.0 redistributables can be installed using the following commvà line syntax và options.

Syntax

Use the following syntax to install the redistributables for Windows Installer 4.5 on Windows XP & Windows Server 2003.

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Command-Line Options

The Windows Installer redistributable software update packages use the following case-insensitive sầu command-line options.

OptionDescription
/norestartPrevents the redistributable package from asking the user lớn reboot even if it had lớn replace files that were in use during the installation. If the update package is invoked with this option, it returns ERROR_SUCCESS_REBOOT_REQUIRED if it had lớn replace files that were in use. If it did not have to replace files that were in use, it returns ERROR_SUCCESS. See the remarks section for additional information on delayed reboots.
/quietFor use by applications that redistribute the Windows Installer as part of a bootstrapping application. A user interface (UI) is not presented lớn the user. The bootstrapping application should check the return code lớn determine whether a reboot is needed to lớn complete the installation of the Windows Installer.
/helpDisplays help on all the available options.

Delayed Restart on Windows Vista và Windows Server 2008

The /norestart command-line option prevents wusa.exe pháo from restarting the computer. However, if a tệp tin being updated by the MSU package is in use, then the package is not applied to lớn the computer until the user restarts the computer. This means that applications that use the Windows Installer 4.5 redistributable for Windows Vista và Windows Server 2008 cannot use the Windows Installer 4.5 functionality until the computer is restarted.

Delayed Restart on Windows XPhường. and Windows Server 2003

It is recommended that the Windows Installer service be stopped when using the update package. When the package is run in full UI mode it detects if the Windows Installer service is running và requests the user lớn stop the service. If the user continues without stopping the service, the update replaces Windows Installer.

Bootstrapping applications that use the redistributable package to install the Windows Installer with another application can require an extra system reboot in addition khổng lồ reboots needed lớn install the application. The delayed reboot option is only recommended for cases where it is necessary khổng lồ eliminate an extra reboot caused by installing files that are in use. Developers should bởi vì the following in their thiết đặt application khổng lồ use the delayed reboot option.

call the redistributable package with the /norestart command-line option.

Treat the return of either ERROR_SUCCESS or ERROR_SUCCESS_REBOOT_REQUIRED as meaning success.