[wix-users] Weird chained EXE behaviour

Alex Tuppen alex.tuppen at gmail.com
Wed Sep 6 09:03:49 PDT 2017

I have done that, it just says that the parameters passed are not allowed,
but they work fine from the other part of the chain and when run outside
the bundle. I appreciate that I am clutching at straws but as I have
nothing to go on I also have nothing to lose by asking just in case someone
has an idea.

The only thing that I have seen in the bundle's log is that it never says
that it has applied the EXE during the application stage, but I know it
runs because I can see it generate logs.


On Wed, 6 Sep 2017 at 16:54 Hoover, Jacob <Jacob.Hoover at greenheck.com>

> "Bombs out" isn't very descriptive.  I'd suggest looking at the logs of
> the exe installer (or enable verbose logging if the exe supports it) and
> then look at the actual log to root cause the problem.
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> Subject: [wix-users] Weird chained EXE behaviour
> Hi,
> I am having some trouble with an EXE in a chain, I have a custom
> bootstrapper which installs different things from the chain based on user
> input. Specifically it installs Microsoft Operations Manager Agent or
> Microsoft Operations Manager Gateway, then runs some MSIs to configure them
> and then an EXE to install the certificate and finish configuration. The
> EXE is behaving strangely though, if I run it after installing the agent it
> works fine, if I run it after installing the gateway however it bombs out.
> I am using exactly the same chain entry for both instances and nothing is
> changing and the EXE behaves correctly outside the bundle.
> Does anyone know of anything in a WiX bundle, with a custom bootstrapper,
> which would cause an exe to behave like this?
> Kind regards,
> Alex
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