MsiQueryComponentStateA function

The MsiQueryComponentState function returns the installed state for a component. This function can query for a component of an instance of a product that is installed under user accounts other than the current user provided the product is not advertised under the per-user-unmanaged context for a user account other than the current user. The calling process must have administrative privileges to get information for a product installed for a user other than the current user.

Syntax

UINT MsiQueryComponentStateA(
  LPCSTR            szProductCode,
  LPCSTR            szUserSid,
  MSIINSTALLCONTEXT dwContext,
  LPCSTR            szComponentCode,
  INSTALLSTATE      *pdwState
);

Parameters

szProductCode

Specifies the ProductCode GUID for the product that contains the component.

szUserSid

Specifies the security identifier (SID) of the account under which the instance of the product being queried exists. If dwContext is not MSIINSTALLCONTEXT_MACHINE, null specifies the current user.

Type of SID Meaning
NULL
NULL denotes the currently logged on user.
User SID
Specifies enumeration for a particular user in the system. An example of user SID is "S-1-3-64-2415071341-1358098788-3127455600-2561".
 
Note  The special SID string "S-1-5-18" (system) cannot be used to enumerate products installed as per-machine. If dwContext is MSIINSTALLCONTEXT_MACHINE, szUserSid must be null.
 

dwContext

The installation context of the product instance being queried.

Name Meaning
MSIINSTALLCONTEXT_USERMANAGED
Retrieves the component's state for the per–user–managed instance of the product.
MSIINSTALLCONTEXT_USERUNMANAGED
Retrieves the component's state for the per–user–non-managed instance of the product.
MSIINSTALLCONTEXT_MACHINE
Retrieves the component's state for the per-machine instance of the product.

szComponentCode

Specifies the component being queried. Component code GUID of the component as found in the ComponentID column of the Component table.

pdwState

Installation state of the component for the specified product instance. This parameter can return one of the following or null values.

Value Meaning
INSTALLSTATE_LOCAL
The component is installed locally.
INSTALLSTATE_SOURCE
The component is installed to run from the source.

Return Value

The MsiQueryComponentState function returns the following values.

Value Meaning
ERROR_ACCESS_DENIED
The calling process must have administrative privileges to get information for a product installed for a user other than the current user.
ERROR_BAD_CONFIGURATION
The configuration data is corrupt.
ERROR_INVALID_PARAMETER
An invalid parameter was passed to the function.
ERROR_SUCCESS
The function completed successfully.
ERROR_UNKNOWN_COMPONENT
The component ID does not identify a known component.
ERROR_UNKNOWN_PRODUCT
The product code does not identify a known product.
ERROR_FUNCTION_FAILED
Failures that cannot be ascribed to any Windows error code.
ERROR_MORE_DATA
Buffer too small to get the user SID.
 

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. 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

Component

Displayed Error Messages

Installer Selection Functions

Not Supported in Windows Installer 2.0 and earlier

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