[wix-users] MsiInstaller Events in Application Log as Result of Msi Build

Edwin Castro egcastr at gmail.com
Fri Apr 1 12:44:46 PDT 2022

Just noticed we see MsiInstaller events with Event ID 1033 in the
Application event log.

Windows Installer installed the product. Product Name: PRODUCT_NAME.
Product Version: Product Language: 1033. Manufacturer:
MANUFACTURER. Installation success or error status: 0.

We also see Event ID 11707 in the Application event log.

Product: PRODUCT_NAME -- Installation completed successfully.

Timings for these events correlate with when we do builds.

The events are unfortunately misleading because we're not actually doing an
installation so it is confusing some of our developers when they think dev
versions of the product are getting installed on dev computers when we
expect release versions to be installed as part of our dogfood program.

I assume this happens when light.exe produces the MSI package probably by
calling some MSI API.

How/why does this happen?

Edwin G. Castro

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