Msival2.exe is a command line utility that can run a suite of Internal Consistency Evaluators - ICEs.

This tool is only available in the Windows SDK Components for Windows Installer Developers.

For more information about ICEs and the CUB file, see Using Internal Consistency Evaluators.


Msival2 {database}{CUB file}[-f][-l {logfile}][-i {ICE Id}[:{ICE Id}...]]

Command Line Options

Msival2.exe uses the following case-insensitive command line options. A slash delimiter may also be used in place of a dash.

Option Description
-f Filter out all informational messages from the displayed results. All other types of messages are displayed.
-i Run only the ICEs listed on the command line in the order specified. Each ICE custom action should be listed as it appears in the CustomAction table of the CUB file. If this option is omitted, the tool runs the default set of ICEs specified by the author of the CUB file.
-l Write results to the specified file. The file must not already exist. If the file exists, it is not overwritten.


Windows Installer Development Tools

Internal Consistency Evaluators - ICEs

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