MsiReinstallFeatureA function

The MsiReinstallFeature function reinstalls features.

Syntax

UINT MsiReinstallFeatureA(
  LPCSTR szProduct,
  LPCSTR szFeature,
  DWORD  dwReinstallMode
);

Parameters

szProduct

Specifies the product code for the product that contains the feature to be reinstalled.

szFeature

Specifies the feature to be reinstalled. The parent feature or child feature of the specified feature is not reinstalled. To reinstall the parent or child feature, you must call the MsiReinstallFeature function for each separately or use the MsiReinstallProduct function.

dwReinstallMode

Specifies what to install. This parameter can be one or more of the following values.

Value Meaning
REINSTALLMODE_FILEMISSING
Reinstall only if the file is missing.
REINSTALLMODE_FILEOLDERVERSION
Reinstall if the file is missing or is an older version.
REINSTALLMODE_FILEEQUALVERSION
Reinstall if the file is missing, or is an equal or older version.
REINSTALLMODE_FILEEXACT
Reinstall if the file is missing or is a different version.
REINSTALLMODE_FILEVERIFY
Verify the checksum values, and reinstall the file if they are missing or corrupt. This flag only repairs files that have msidbFileAttributesChecksum in the Attributes column of the File table.
REINSTALLMODE_FILEREPLACE
Force all files to be reinstalled, regardless of checksum or version.
REINSTALLMODE_USERDATA
Rewrite all required registry entries from the Registry Table that go to theHKEY_CURRENT_USER

or HKEY_USERS

registry hive.
REINSTALLMODE_MACHINEDATA
Rewrite all required registry entries from the Registry Table that go to the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE

or HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT

registry hive. Rewrite all information from the Class Table, Verb Table, PublishComponent Table, ProgID Table, MIME Table, Icon Table, Extension Table, and AppID Table regardless of machine or user assignment. Reinstall all qualified components.

When reinstalling an application, this option runs the RegisterTypeLibraries and InstallODBC actions.

REINSTALLMODE_SHORTCUT
Reinstall all shortcuts and re-cache all icons overwriting any existing shortcuts and icons.
REINSTALLMODE_PACKAGE
Use to run from the source package and re-cache the local package. Do not use for the first installation of an application or feature.

Return Value

Return code Description
ERROR_INSTALL_FAILURE
The installation failed.
ERROR_INVALID_PARAMETER
An invalid parameter was passed to the function.
ERROR_INSTALL_SERVICE_FAILURE
The installation service could not be accessed.
ERROR_INSTALL_SUSPEND
The installation was suspended and is incomplete.
ERROR_INSTALL_USEREXIT
The user canceled the installation.
ERROR_SUCCESS
The function completed successfully.
ERROR_UNKNOWN_FEATURE
The feature ID does not identify a known feature.
ERROR_UNKNOWN_PRODUCT
The product code does not identify a known product.
 

For more information, see Displayed Error Messages.

Requirements

   
Minimum supported client Windows Installer 5.0 on Windows Server 2012, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows 7. Windows Installer 4.0 or Windows Installer 4.5 on Windows Server 2008 or Windows Vista. Windows Installer on Windows Server 2003 or Windows XP. See the Windows Installer Run-Time Requirements for information about the minimum Windows service pack that is required by a Windows Installer version.
Target Platform Windows
Header msi.h
Library Msi.lib
DLL Msi.dll

See Also

Installation and Configuration Functions

Multiple-Package Installations

REINSTALLMODE Property