[wix-users] Problem Updating

Nir Bar nir.bar at panel-sw.com
Tue Feb 27 23:15:16 PST 2018

Seems like you shot yourself in the foot setting MSIRESTARTMANAGERCONTROL to DisableShutdown.
The purpose of Restart Manager is to shutdown processes that are holding files in use so that system reboot will not be necessary. By setting it to DisableShutdown you prevent it from doing exactly that which ultimately may cause system reboot to be required.

Instead, set MSIRESTARTMANAGERCONTROL to 0 or do not set it at all.
Then, if you are aware of processes that hold files in use and are not part of your package, let Restart Manager control them by adding them with RestartResource elements.

Nir Bar, Independent WiX Expert. Creator of-
JetBA: WiX WPF Bootstrapper User Interface Framework

JetBA++: WiX Native Bootstrapper User Interface Framework

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