Installation failed

Feb 27, 2008 at 4:33 PM
Why do you get the error when running the msi file: "The installation package could not be opened. Contact the application vendor and verify that this is a valid Windows Installer package"
Coordinator
Feb 29, 2008 at 2:40 PM
The .msi must be run on SharePoint Server (WSS 3.0 or MOSS) so, with Microsoft .NET 3.0 and SharePoint Assemblies. You must also run the installer as Administrator rights.
I'm not sure if the problems come from this.
Don't hesitate to inform me if you don't succeed to install SPListDisplaySetting. In this case, give me more information about your configuration (SharePoint version, SP installed or not, detail on the error from EventViewer).

Best Regards

Suchii


nikumbha wrote:
Why do you get the error when running the msi file: "The installation package could not be opened. Contact the application vendor and verify that this is a valid Windows Installer package"

Mar 13, 2008 at 3:08 PM
Hi Suchii,

i also have problems installing the msi.
The Event Log says: Unable to open shim database version registry key v.2.0.50727.00000.
i'm Running WSS3.0 in a virtual PC.

The installation routine hangs while installing the wsp file

Do you have any idea what the cause might be ?

Greets Marco
Coordinator
Mar 13, 2008 at 8:17 PM
Hi,

I found posts about this error which explain the origin of the error and refer a KB (se http://geekswithblogs.net/glozano/archive/2006/12/04/100268.aspx)
If you have time, can you install the KB (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/918642/en-us) and try install again ?

Please, give me feed back

Suchii