[wix-users] Prerequisite bootstrapper application with /norestart option gets stuck in an infinite installation loop

Johri, Mohit mohit.johri at siemens.com
Wed Apr 19 20:42:04 PDT 2017

This issue has occurred in ours Bootstrapper as well, just make sure that you have the correct setting in the Configuration file.

Please find below the example for the same, I hope this will help.

    <sectionGroup name="wix.bootstrapper" type="Microsoft.Tools.WindowsInstallerXml.Bootstrapper.BootstrapperSectionGroup, BootstrapperCore">
      <section name="host" type="Microsoft.Tools.WindowsInstallerXml.Bootstrapper.HostSection, BootstrapperCore" />
  <startup useLegacyV2RuntimeActivationPolicy="true">
    <supportedRuntime version="v4.0" sku=".NETFramework,Version=v4.6.2" />

    <host assemblyName="Bootstrapper.CustomBA">

Thanks & Regards,

-----Original Message-----
From: wix-users [mailto:wix-users-bounces at lists.wixtoolset.org] On Behalf Of Roni Fuchs
Sent: 19 April, 2017 5:38 PM
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Cc: Moshe Sivan; Sivan Krigsman
Subject: [wix-users] Prerequisite bootstrapper application with /norestart option gets stuck in an infinite installation loop

We have a BA installing .Net 4.6.2 as a prerequisite.
When we pass the /norestart flag to the BA and a prereq package requires restart (.Net in this case), The BA gets stuck in an infinite loop of restarting the BA and trying to reinstall the prereqs which return RestartRequired (3010) to the BA.

I also saw there is an issue open here (1-year-old): https://github.com/wixtoolset/issues/issues/5286.

Has anyone encountered this as well?
Is there any plan to solve it or a known workaround?


Roni (Aron) Fuchs

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