VirtualBox

Changes between Version 26 and Version 27 of MSI_Logging


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Timestamp:
05/20/2022 08:21:00 AM (6 months ago)
Author:
pentagonik
Comment:

Some more notes for enabling MSI logging.

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  • MSI_Logging

    v26 v27  
    1313== Automatic activation == 
    1414 
    15 To enable logging while installing !VirtualBox for Windows, start the installer executable (e.g. "VirtualBox-3.2.12-68302-Win.exe") with the additional parameter "-l". To do that, open a command line window, navigate to the directory which contains the installer executable and run 
     15To enable logging while installing !VirtualBox for Windows, start the installer executable (e.g. "VirtualBox-6.1.34-150636-Win.exe") with the additional parameter "-l". To do that, open a command line window, navigate to the directory which contains the installer executable and run 
    1616{{{  
    17 VirtualBox-<your-version>-Win.exe -l  
     17VirtualBox-<your-version>-Win.exe -vvv -l  
    1818}}} 
    1919Note: Please make sure you substituted {{{ <your-version> }}} with the right version string of your installer executable. 
     20 
     21Newer !VirtualBox releases also support specifying the log file path with the argument "--msi-log-file <path/to/file>", e.g. 
     22{{{ 
     23VirtualBox-<your-version>-Win.exe -vvv -l --msi-log-file "c:\temp\installer.log" 
     24}}} 
     25 
    2026 
    2127== Manual activation == 
     
    3137 7. Close regedit.exe 
    3238 
     39 
    3340== How to retrieve the log files == 
    3441 
    35 After the steps above the !VirtualBox host installer should produce a log in your temporary directory:'''%TEMP%\!VirtualBox\VBoxInstallLog.txt''' 
     42Depending on how you activated the logging (automatically or manually, see above), the installer's log file will be put on different locations, namely: 
     43 
     44 * In the directory + file you specified explicitly (in the above example this would be '''c:\temp\installer.log''') 
     45 * In your temporary directory:'''%TEMP%\!VirtualBox\VBoxInstallLog.txt''' 
     46 * In one of the locations the Windows Installer service puts installation logs, but most like in '''C:\Users\<your-username>\AppData\Local\Temp'''. Note that this folder might be hidden by default on most systems. 
     47 
    3648 
    3749= Driver Installation Log = 

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