Is there a way to parse out of the ADDLOCAL in a custom action inside the MSI to check the features that were specific to see if they exist before this error is generated?

Question

Is there a way to parse out of the ADDLOCAL in a custom action inside the MSI to check the features that were specific to see if they exist before this error is generated?

I have a problem where a user enters a features on the command line (this populating ADDLOCAL) but they type it in wrong.

Windows Installer generates a cryptic 2711 error which leaves the under scratching their head.

Answer

Perform your evaluation via custom action before the CostInitialize action.

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