[wix-devs] Error 1316. The specified account already exists.

Nishkala K nishkalak at gmail.com
Mon May 18 12:57:27 PDT 2020

During the Major Upgrade the un-installation of previous version msi is
failing with the below error:

MSI (s) (10:E8) [17:00:28:620]: Executing op:
MSI (s) (10:E8) [17:00:28:620]: Executing op:
MSI (s) (10:E8) [17:00:28:620]: File: C:\AAA\Bin\Props\Properties.xml;  To
installed;      Won't patch;    No existing file
MSI (s) (10:E8) [17:00:28:620]: Resolving source.
MSI (s) (10:E8) [17:00:28:620]: Resolving source to launched-from source.
MSI (s) (10:E8) [17:00:28:620]: Setting launched-from source as last-used.
MSI (s) (10:E8) [17:00:28:620]: PROPERTY CHANGE: Adding SourceDir property.
Its value is 'C:\windows\Installer\'.
MSI (s) (10:E8) [17:00:28:620]: PROPERTY CHANGE: Adding SOURCEDIR property.
Its value is 'C:\windows\Installer\'.
MSI (s) (10:E8) [17:00:28:620]: PROPERTY CHANGE: Adding SourcedirProduct
property. Its value is '{8E284ED2-B07E-4816-B77F-FB8B3029500E}'.
MSI (s) (10:E8) [17:00:28:620]: SOURCEDIR ==> C:\windows\Installer\
MSI (s) (10:E8) [17:00:28:620]: SOURCEDIR product ==>
MSI (s) (10:E8) [17:00:28:630]: SECREPAIR: CryptAcquireContext succeeded
MSI (s) (10:E8) [17:00:28:630]: Determining source type
MSI (s) (10:E8) [17:00:28:630]: Note: 1: 2203 2:
C:\windows\Installer\IAMM.msi 3: -2147287038
MSI (s) (10:E8) [17:00:28:630]: Note: 1: 1316 2:
MSI (s) (10:E8) [17:00:28:630]: SECREPAIR: Error determining package source
MSI (s) (10:E8) [17:00:28:630]: SECUREREPAIR: SecureRepair Failed. Error
code: 524FAA544F8
MSI (s) (10:E8) [17:00:28:630]: Product: AAA -- Error 1316. The specified
account already exists.

Error 1316. The specified account already exists.

Background: The msi is updated to delete few component registrations before
InstallInitialize to avoid there uninstallation during upgrade.

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