[wix-users] BurnBootStrapper is not detecting already installed chain item

Srinivas srinivasmsis at gmail.com
Sun Jan 21 05:55:39 PST 2018

I have attached a sample wxs file

I have created an exe of test 1.0.0 using the below commands

candle -ext WixUIExtension -arch x64 test.wxs
light -ext WixUIExtension test.wixobj

Installed 1.0.0, created another TestProdcut msi 1.0.1 and installed on the
top of the existing. TestProduct was upgraded successfully. ControlPanel
shows 1.0.1 which is good

Created another TestProduct MSI 1.0.2 and bundled with Burn as a chain
item. Created a bundle with the below commands, bundle was created which
has TestProduct 1.0.2.

candle -arch x64 -ext WixBalExtension Burn.wxs
light -ext WixBalExtension Burn.wixobj

Now when i install the bundle, it is not detecting the previous 1.0.1
version MSI of TestProduct. It is installing 1.0.2 as a new software. It
fails to detect 1.0.1

All i wanted to know whether Burn will work in Mixed Approach or not. Mixed
Approach means, Installing msi independently and upgrading msi works. If we
use Burn to install on the top of it. it is not detecting the software
which was installed independently and viceversa. If i install Burn First
and then install TestProduct MSI individually. TestProduct MSI is not
detecting the software. which was already installed by Burn

I have attached the files for reference. Please let me know if there are
any issues

We have requirement to install all the MSIs(4)  as a Bundle and upgrade
independently. Similarly they can install independently all 4 MSI and
upgrade using Burn Bundle.


On Sat, Jan 20, 2018 at 5:14 AM, Srinivas <srinivasmsis at gmail.com> wrote:

> I have an upgrade code in A.msi which is a chain element in my Bundle,
> that is the reason when i upgrade only A.msi indenpendently, it is
> upgrading. The followinng is the code which i have in A.msi for upgrading
> which is working perfect when i upgrade individually.
> <Upgrade Id="{B650C594-186C-4001-8424-9769671E569C}">
>       <UpgradeVersion Property="OLD_VERSION_FOUND"
>        Minimum=""
>        Maximum="6.0.9"
>        IncludeMinimum="yes"
>        IncludeMaximum="no"
>        OnlyDetect="no"
>        IgnoreRemoveFailure="yes"
>        MigrateFeatures="yes"
>        Language="1033" />
> <UpgradeVersion Property="NEWER_VERSION_FOUND"
>       Minimum="6.0.9"
>       IncludeMinimum="yes"
>       OnlyDetect="yes"
>       Language="1033" />
>   <UpgradeVersion Minimum='6.0.9'
>                   IncludeMinimum='yes'
>                   Maximum=''
>                   IncludeMaximum='no'
>                   Property='UPGRADEFOUND' />
> </Upgrade>
> I also have an upgrade code in the bundle
>  <Bundle Name="ControlCenter" Version="6.1.9" Manufacturer="Convergys"
> UpgradeCode="{9F4B5256-54D4-40EF-B1E9-6A186F5A6548}" DisableRemove="no"
> IconSourceFile="$(var.resources)/icon.ico" DisableModify="no">
> Bundle is also getting upgraded independently. there is no problem with
> this.
> But the problem is with the mixed approach.
> When you install A.msi(1.0) without using Burn, then Bundle A.msi (1.1)
> using Burn. When we install the bundle which has 1.1 in it. Ideally it
> should upgrade A.msi to 1.1, but it is not detecting the software 1.0 which
> is already installed and hence it is creating a duplicate entry in
> controlpanel
> Both the below software entries are available in ControlPanel
> Software A  1.0
> Software A 1.1
> Please suggest me on this.
> On Fri, Jan 19, 2018 at 10:17 PM, Hoover, Jacob <
> Jacob.Hoover at greenheck.com> wrote:
>> Did you author a MajorUpgrade and include an UpgradeCode in both MSI's?
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: wix-users [mailto:wix-users-bounces at lists.wixtoolset.org] On
>> Behalf Of Srinivas via wix-users
>> Sent: Friday, January 19, 2018 4:32 AM
>> To: wix-users at lists.wixtoolset.org
>> Cc: Srinivas <srinivasmsis at gmail.com>
>> Subject: [wix-users] BurnBootStrapper is not detecting already installed
>> chain item
>> Hi,
>> I have a software (A.msi with version 1.0). I have installed the software
>> independently. Everything is good. In ControlPanel, it is showing 1.0.
>> Now i have bundled A.msi with version 1.1 using Burn BootStrapper. I have
>> installed the exe on the top of existing system which already has 1.0 in it.
>> Now in the ControlPanel, it is showing both 1.0 and 1.1 software. 1.0 was
>> installed independently, where in 1.1 was installed using Burn
>> Burn is not detecting the software needs to be upgraded. Wherein when we
>> upgrade independently, it is good. But when we upgrade using Burn, it is
>> creating multiple entries of A in Control Panel
>> Why Burn Bootstrapper is not detecting A.msi need to be upgraded to 1.1 ?
>> How do i fix this issue ?
>> Thanks
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