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Windows Installer Log Page

Windows Installer can log events that occurred during the installation, uninstallation and repair process of the Windows Installer Packages and Microsoft Software Patches initiated by Remote Installer on remote Machines using the specified log level. Such a log is retrieved from each remote Machine after every operation and stored in the program database, so you can review it in future.

To reach the Windows Installer Log configuration, you should open the program preferences using the Preferences button from the Application Menu and click the Windows Installer Log link in the navigation bar on the left of the Preferences dialog within the Installer group Pic 1.

Configuring Windows Installer Log

Pic 1. Configuring Windows Installer Log

On the Windows Installer Log preference page, you can choose from the available event types that can be logged by Windows Installer. You can see the Windows Installer command line equivalent in brackets for each option. If all the logging options are disabled, Windows Installer will not log information during the install, uninstall or repair process. The Windows Installer Log preference page is used to configure the common logging options, which are by default applied to all Windows Installer Package and Microsoft Software Patch packages, but you can override those options for each package within the package configuration wizard.