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Validate It

This option is available on the right click explorer context menu for MSI or MSM files. It is not available on WIN98-ME.

This option validates MSI (installer) or MSM (merge module) files.

It was written so that it can also be automated from a command line but this is as yet undocumented (or really tested).

Note that this command can take a while to run and the results will be displayed in notepad.

Warning

Keep in mind when validating databases (particularly when from other sources) that the "_Validation" table in the database is used a lot as a source of "rules".

If you get a validation message you believe is wrong you may wish to check this table to see if the relevant entries are correct.


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Microsoft awarded me an MVP (Most Valuable Professional award) in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 & 2009 for the Windows SDK (Windows Installer) area.