[wix-users] Managed Bootstrapper: Error 0x80070002: Failed while prompting for source

John Cooper JoCooper at jackhenry.com
Wed Mar 30 06:08:54 PDT 2016

In WiX 3.10.2 and later, you're going to have problems the bundle like that.  You're getting ACCESS DENIED.

John Merryweather Cooper
Senior Software Engineer | Integration Development Group | Enterprise Notification Service
Jack Henry & Associates, Inc.® | Lenexa, KS  66214 | Ext:  431050 |JoCooper at jackhenry.com

-----Original Message-----
From: wix-users [mailto:wix-users-bounces at lists.wixtoolset.org] On Behalf Of Farrukh Waheed
Sent: Wednesday, March 30, 2016 7:15 AM
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Subject: [wix-users] Managed Bootstrapper: Error 0x80070002: Failed while prompting for source

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Hi Experts,
I'm delivering 3 msi packages in my Managed Bootstrapper (MBA). User is given choice to select which packages he/she wants to install. All goes well. When user tries to Modify the installation from Control Panel, selects new package from dialog and original source (MBA.exe) is missing, installation failed with following log:

[553C:0A88][2016-03-30T16:00:54]w341: Prompt for source of container:
WixAttachedContainer, path: D:\work\MBA.Install.Bundle\bin\Debug\MBA.exe
[553C:0A88][2016-03-30T16:00:54]e054: Failed to resolve source for file:
D:\work\MBA.Install.Bundle\bin\Debug\MBA.exe, error: 0x80070002.
[553C:0A88][2016-03-30T16:00:54]e000: Error 0x80070002: Failed while prompting for source (original path 'D:\work\MBA.Install.Bundle\bin\Debug\MBA.exe').
[553C:0A88][2016-03-30T16:00:54]e311: Failed to acquire container:
WixAttachedContainer to working path:
error: 0x80070002.
[553C:0A88][2016-03-30T16:00:54]i000: CachePackageComplete:
Pkg_Id=EMS.Server Resulted=None
[553C:0A88][2016-03-30T16:00:54]i000: CacheComplete: Status=-2147024894
[553C:3C24][2016-03-30T16:00:54]e000: Error 0x80070002: Failed while caching, aborting execution.

I've tried to capture this in ResolveSource event handler. e.LocalSource and e.DownloadSource are readonly properties. There is not criteria to download missing file, all needs to be present locally.

I read about the Propmpt to get the Source of original installer here:

but this is about msi installer, while in my MBA, this dialog is suppressed.

How can I take set the LocalSource manually (may be by taking input via dialog from user)?
Can I set WixAttachedContainer to some other working path at runtime but taking input from user?

Thanks a bunch...

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