Not Supported in Windows Installer 3.1

The Windows Installer functions, tables, and properties listed on this page are not supported by Windows Installer 3.1 and earlier versions. The absence of a feature from this list does not guarantee that the feature is supported. See the main documentation to determine which Windows Installer version is required for a particular feature. For information about other Windows Installer versions see What's New in Windows Installer.

Windows Installer 3.1 is available for Windows Server 2003, Windows XP, or Windows 2000. For a list of all Windows Installer versions and redistributables, see Released Versions of Windows Installer.

The following features are not supported in Windows Installer 3.1 and earlier versions.

Installer Functions


Summary Information Properties

System Policy

Database Tables

  • Shortcut Table

    New columns: DisplayResourceDLL, DisplayResourceId, DescriptionResourceDLL, and DescriptionResourceId

Dialog Boxes

Control Attributes


External UI Message Types


Windows Installer on 64-bit Operating Systems

  • msidbComponentAttributesDisableRegistryReflection attribute in Component Table

Automation Interface


The Windows Installer service must run on Windows Vista to enable use of Restart Manager, User Account Control, and User Account Control (UAC) Patching. For information, see Using Windows Installer with Restart Manager and Using Windows Installer with UAC and User Account Control (UAC) Patching.

Windows Installer 3.1 supports Windows File Protection (WFP) and does not support Windows Resource Protection (WRP). WRP in Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista replaces WFP in Windows Server 2003, Windows XP, and Windows 2000. For information about Windows Installer and WFP, see Using Windows Installer and Windows Resource Protection.