[wix-users] Registry Search

Carlos Sosa carlos.sosa.us at outlook.com
Tue Jan 9 09:49:08 PST 2018

Ok, If I add the Win64="yes" it works but according the documentation :

Instructs the search to look in the 64-bit registry when the value is 'yes'. When the value is 'no', the search looks in the 32-bit registry. The default value is based on the platform set by the -arch switch to candle.exe or the InstallerPlatform property in a .wixproj MSBuild project: For x86 and ARM, the default value is 'no'. For x64 and IA64, the default value is 'yes'.

Shouldn't this look for that registry entry in the Wow64Node?

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I really need help with this, why is this returning "Registry key not found"

      Key="SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQLServer"
      Variable ="SQL_Installed"/>

>From the registry:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQLServer]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQLServer\CurrentVersion]

Error Message:

Registry key not found. Key = 'SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQLServer'

Any help is appreciated.

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