[wix-users] Minor Upgrade not copying newer files

Vanniekerk, Tyrel (GE Healthcare) tyrel.vanniekerk at ge.com
Mon Sep 16 12:10:44 PDT 2019

The bundle log file shows that it's a MajorUpgrade (in OnPlanRelatedBundle), but then later it shows MinorUpgrade, so I assume that's an issue.  The MSI log file shows that it's running elevated.

Planned package: MuseSetup, state: Present, default requested: Present, ba requested: Present, execute: MinorUpgrade, rollback: None, cache: Yes, uncache: No, dependency: Register
Planned related bundle: {70a9375e-e37f-43c4-896f-7a49933980b7}, type: Upgrade, default requested: Absent, ba requested: Absent, execute: Uninstall, rollback: Install, dependency: None

Just before it starts to list all the components and what actions it's going to take, it has:
MSI (s) (40:7C) [12:50:08:659]: Feature: MuseServer; Installed: Advertise;   Request: Reinstall;   Action: Reinstall

Not sure why it says "Advertise", but the action looks like it's going to reinstall.  It then skips updating any files, but runs all the custom actions like normal.

I assume the GUID for each component only gets used for repair and modify, right?  Because those get updated every time you run Heat.

It's also not really an options to uninstall the product manually because if they click cancel, then the product was uninstalled already.


-----Original Message-----
From: Rob Mensching <rob at firegiant.com> 
Sent: Monday, September 16, 2019 11:45 AM
To: WiX Toolset Users Mailing List <wix-users at lists.wixtoolset.org>
Cc: Vanniekerk, Tyrel (GE Healthcare) <tyrel.vanniekerk at ge.com>
Subject: EXT: RE: Minor Upgrade not copying newer files

This isn't WiX behavior. It's Windows Installer behavior. That log file should provide more information (higher in the log file) why your Components were being disabled.

 Short replies here. Complete answers over there: http://www.firegiant.com/

-----Original Message-----
From: wix-users <wix-users-bounces at lists.wixtoolset.org> On Behalf Of Vanniekerk, Tyrel (GE Healthcare) via wix-users
Sent: Monday, September 16, 2019 7:23 AM
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Cc: Vanniekerk, Tyrel (GE Healthcare) <tyrel.vanniekerk at ge.com>
Subject: [wix-users] Minor Upgrade not copying newer files


We recently switched from InstalleShield to WiX Toolset and released our product a while ago.  Now it's time for service pack one, so the version number went from to, something like that.  The upgrade succeeds, but it appears that none of the files got updated.  I just see messages like the one bellow for each file, it seems like it 's deciding to do nothing?  The DLL version numbers are larger.

Do I have to manually do something to convince WiX to update the files?

MSI (s) (10:4C) [08:49:41:503]: Component: Core.Utilities.dll; Installed: Local;   Request: Null;   Action: Null


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