8 Replies Latest reply on Apr 21, 2017 1:38 PM by Ward Galanis

    Install FAILED with code 1639

    Ward Galanis

      Hello,

      While waiting for my VAR to come back from holiday, I thought I would ask here.

      I am doing a SW 2017 SP2 clean installation on Windows Server 2012 R2.  The installation runs to 91% and fails.  Examination of the logs gives me this at the end of the log (the detailed one):

      [I   0 1  ClientInstaller.cpp(6206) 13:25:34] Calling ::MsiInstallProduct: no installed product; step = 5

      [I   0 3  Utilities.cpp(6340) 13:25:34] Info: Attempting to grab MSI Server execution mutex

      [I   0 1  Utilities.cpp(6356) 13:25:34] Success: Grabbed the MSI Server execution mutex

      [I   0 3  ClientInstaller.cpp(6215) 13:25:38] INFO: Releasing the MSI Server mutex.

      [I   0 3  ClientInstaller.cpp(6235) 13:25:38] ::MsiInstallProduct returned 1639

      [E 156 1  MSIInstaller.cpp(3245) 13:25:38] $S13:25:38    Error    Status    156    0    "***START DUMP OF WINDOWS INSTALLER DATA***"

      [E 157 1  MSIInstaller.cpp(3253) 13:25:38] $S13:25:38    Error    Status    157    0    "Info 1639.Invalid command line argument. Consult the Windows Installer SDK for detailed command line help.

      "QABU"

      [E 158 1  MSIInstaller.cpp(3258) 13:25:38] $S13:25:38    Error    Status    158    0    "***END DUMP OF WINDOWS INSTALLER DATA***"

      [E   0 1  MSIInstaller.cpp(3203) 13:25:38] ** Install FAILED with code 1639

      [E 154 1  MSIInstaller.cpp(3204) 13:25:38] $S13:25:38    Error    Step    154    0    "** Install FAILED with code 1639"

      [E 0 1 MSIInstaller.cpp(3055) 13:25:38] Product:SOLIDWORKS PDM Server ErrorCode:1639

       

      "[E" obviously indicates an error.  And I see a lot of this in the log as well:

       

      [E 0 1     Utilities.cpp(3447) 12:58:07] Error 21 in RegVal.exe; Output: xEF xBFxBE (Non-Printable characters) <result>21</result>

      <type>REG_NONE</type>

      <value></value>

       

      Doing the Google thing reveals that error 1639 is this, "Invalid command line argument. Consult the Windows Installer SDK for detailed command-line help.", which is no help at all.

       

      Let's discuss.