Windows Installer Logging
Windows Installer records errors and events in its own error log and in the Event log. The diagnostic information that the installer writes to these logs can help users and administrators understand the cause of a failed installation.
- Normal Logging
- Event Logging
- Preventing Confidential Information from Being Written into the Log File
- Wilogutl.exe assists the analysis of log files from a Windows Installer installation, and displays suggested solutions to errors that are found in a log file.
For more information about interpreting Windows Installer log files, see the white paper available on the TechNet site: Windows Installer: Benefits and Implementation for System Administrators.
- Logging of Action Return Values
- Logging of Reboot Requests
- Checking the Installation of Features, Components, Files