Windows Installer (Internal Error 2203)

When I try to install Java or Adobe products I get the following error:

Internal Error 2203.

C:\Windows\Installer\inprogressinstallinfo.ipi,

-2147287037

The installer then terminates. I understand it's something to do with ownership and/or permissions but everything I tried so far with C:\Windows\Installer and User\Temp directories didn't work. I've also tried re-installing Windows Installer but after downloading the files, none of them will run either.

 Windows6.0-KB942288-v2-ia64 and Windows6.0-KB942288-v2-x64 both give error; Installer encountered an error: 0x80096002 The certificate for the signer of the message is invalid or not found.

I also tried MicrosoftFixIt which gives error; We're sorry, but the program encountered a runtime error. Please try again later.

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Question Info

Last updated July 5, 2018 Views 14,235 Applies to:

Hi Martin,


This issue may occur if Windows Installer package (.msi) file is damaged or corrupted.


Is the issue specific while installing Java and Adobe products?

Method 1:
If you have not tried this steps already, I would suggest you to add Full Control permissions to Everyone group in the Permissions list of the default Temp folder.

a)Click Windows Key + R on the keyboard.

b) Type %temp% and hit Enter.

c)At the top of the Explorer window, in the address bar, click the folder to the left of Temp in the folder path (Local by default).

d)In the folder list, right-click the Temp folder and then click Properties. Then click the Security tab.

e)Click the Edit button and on the next screen click Add.

f)On the next screen, in the large text window type Everyone and then click Check Names. (Now Everyone should be underlined)

g)Check the box for Full control under the Allow column, and then click OK.

h) Then click OK and OK again to close all the windows.

Method 2:
If the issue persists, I would suggest you to check whether the Windows Installer service is running or not.

a. Right-click on Start button and click on Services.
b. Scroll down and find the Windows Installer. Double-click “Windows Installer” in the Services list.
c. On the General tab, make sure the service is started under “Service status”.
d. If the service is not running under Service status, click on Start and then click OK.

Method 3:
If the issue persists, I would suggest you to unregister and re-register the Windows Installer.

a)Click Windows Key + R on the keyboard.
b) In the "Open" box, type "msiexec /unreg", and then press ENTER.
c) Click Windows Key + R on the keyboard.

d) In the "Open" box, type "msiexec /regserver", and then press ENTER.

Check if the issue is resolved or not.

Hope this information helps. Reply to the post with updated status of the issue to assist you further.

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msiexec /unreg   >file cannot be found ...invalid file name

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Hi Pam,

 

 

Did you checked if Window installer service is running or not? If not, please try Method 2 in last post and check if it helps. Keep us updated in the status of the issue, I will be glad to help you further.

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This one is a bit old but I found an additional solution to this same error on a system running Windows 8.1.

Internal Error 2203.

C:\Windows\Installer\inprogressinstallinfo.ipi,

-2147287037

All I did was create a new folder C:\TEMP and then the Java Installer (j2re-1_4_2_19-windows-i586-p) went through without error. My guess that this path is hard coded into the installer. Thought I'd add this as this thread one of the top search results I could find for this error message.

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Hi Angel,

Thank you for sharing the suggestion, as this would help other members of the community facing the same issue.

Please feel free to reply, in case if you need any further assistance or information on this issue.

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hello every body , i have tried all the solutions proposed already, i tried method 1 & method 2 , but for method 3 i don't find the folder they tell me that the command may be wrong , pliiizz help me , i need to install a lot of produts. thank you for all

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This one is a bit old but I found an additional solution to this same error on a system running Windows 8.1.

Internal Error 2203.

C:\Windows\Installer\inprogressinstallinfo.ipi,

-2147287037

All I did was create a new folder C:\TEMP and then the Java Installer (j2re-1_4_2_19-windows-i586-p) went through without error. My guess that this path is hard coded into the installer. Thought I'd add this as this thread one of the top search results I could find for this error message.

Thank you for the suggestion!

I tried Method 1 2 and 3 which did not work. Then I realized that I changed my system environment variable Temp and Tmp (not user environmental variable) to a folder that does not exist yet. So I created the directory and java installer works.

Win8.1-32bit, JDK 8-60

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Thank you for the wonderful suggestion. I was not aware about this kind of utility from Microsoft and it worked awesome !

Cheers,

Rahul

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