[wix-users] Package.InstallerVersion allowable values

Rob Mensching rob at firegiant.com
Thu Oct 10 11:28:52 PDT 2019

$0.02: Use a Condition to check an OS requirement. InstallerVersion indicates the minimum required Windows Installer to install your MSI package.

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From: wix-users <wix-users-bounces at lists.wixtoolset.org> On Behalf Of Edwin Castro via wix-users
Sent: Thursday, October 10, 2019 10:47 AM
To: WiX Toolset Users Mailing List <wix-users at lists.wixtoolset.org>
Cc: Edwin Castro <egcastr at gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [wix-users] Package.InstallerVersion allowable values

InstallerVersion shows up in the Summary Information stream. See Page Count in https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/win32/msi/adding-summary-information

The Page Count Summary property is documented here:

"For a minimum of Windows Installer 3.1, this property must be set to 301."

Here are the released versions of the Windows Installer:

It says Windows XP with Service Pack 3 shipped with Windows Installer 3.1 (version 3.1.4001.5512).

Edwin G. Castro

On Thu, Oct 10, 2019 at 10:33 AM Sean Brockway via wix-users < wix-users at lists.wixtoolset.org> wrote:

> Hello Group,
> What are the allowable values that I can provide for:
> <Package InstallerVersion="200"
> I found the documentation, but it only mentions 200 and 405 
> https://wixtoolset.org/documentation/manual/v3/xsd/wix/package.html
> I have an installer that needs to run on XP sp3, and am going through 
> the best practices guide, which mentions upgrading your installer 
> version< https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/win32/msi/windows-installer-best-practices#update-the-windows-installer-version>.
> Up till now we've been using 200. I think I can get away with 3.0, 3.1 
> or even 4.5 from my reading, so I want to know what values to try with 
> InstallerVersion attribute.
> The documentation mentions 405 which I'm not sure if that is a typo 
> and meant 450, or if that is intended?
> I'd guess 300 for 3.0?
> 3.1 is 301 or 310?
> Lastly, how do I check what version has been built into my MSI?
> I open my MSI with Orca, but don't see any tables with 
> InstallerVersion = 200, unless it is a conventional default.
> Thanks.
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