[wix-users] light.exe : error LGHT0217 with system account from Teamcity (ICE01 to ICE07)

viharika reddy viharikareddygopu at gmail.com
Thu Sep 3 09:58:17 PDT 2020

Please help with the LGHT0217 error.

On Tue, 1 Sep, 2020, 8:21 PM viharika reddy, <viharikareddygopu at gmail.com>

> Hi,
> I am getting below error when I try to create a package through Teamcity
> using a system account. But I am not getting any errors if I directly login
> with that account and create the package.
> light.exe : error LGHT0217 : Error executing ICE action 'ICE01'. The most
> common cause of this kind of ICE failure is an incorrectly registered
> scripting engine. See http://wixtoolset.org/documentation/error217/ for
> details and how to solve this problem. The following string format was not
> expected by the external UI message logger: "The Windows Installer Service
> could not be accessed. This can occur if the Windows Installer is not
> correctly installed. Contact your support personnel for assistance.".
> I googled about this issue and came to know that this is a limitation of
> the ICE validators and we can turn off validation using "-sval" option of
> light. I don't get the above issue after passing "-sval" to light.
> Is it a valid solution? If yes, are there cons if we implement this
> solution. Please let me know if there are any other solutions.
> Please help.
> Regards,
> Viharika

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