MsiSourceListForceResolutionExW function (msi.h)

The MsiSourceListForceResolutionEx function removes the registration of the property called "LastUsedSource". This function does not affect the registered source list. Whenever the installer requires the source to reinstall a product or patch, it first tries the source registered as "LastUsedSource". If that fails, or if that registration is missing, the installer searches the other registered sources until it finds a valid source or until the list of sources is exhausted. Clearing the "LastUsedSource" registration forces the installer to do a source resolution against the registered sources the next time it requires the source.

Syntax

UINT MsiSourceListForceResolutionExW(
  [in]           LPCWSTR           szProductCodeOrPatchCode,
  [in, optional] LPCWSTR           szUserSid,
  [in]           MSIINSTALLCONTEXT dwContext,
  [in]           DWORD             dwOptions
);

Parameters

[in] szProductCodeOrPatchCode

The ProductCode or patch GUID of the product or patch. Use a null-terminated string. If the string is longer than 39 characters, the function fails and returns ERROR_INVALID_PARAMETER. This parameter cannot be NULL.

[in, optional] szUserSid

This parameter can be a string SID that specifies the user account that contains the product or patch. The SID is not validated or resolved. An incorrect SID can return ERROR_UNKNOWN_PRODUCT or ERROR_UNKNOWN_PATCH. When referencing a machine context, szUserSID must be NULL and dwContext must be MSIINSTALLCONTEXT_MACHINE. Using the machine SID ("S-1-5-18") returns ERROR_INVALID PARAMETER. When referencing the current user account, szUserSID can be NULL and dwContext can be MSIINSTALLCONTEXT_USERMANAGED or MSIINSTALLCONTEXT_USERUNMANAGED.

[in] dwContext

This parameter specifies the context of the product or patch instance. This parameter can contain one of the following values.

Type of context Meaning
MSIINSTALLCONTEXT_USERMANAGED
The product or patch instance exists in the per-user-managed context.
MSIINSTALLCONTEXT_USERUNMANAGED
The product or patch instance exists in the per-user-unmanaged context.
MSIINSTALLCONTEXT_MACHINE
The product or patch instance exists in the per-machine context.

[in] dwOptions

The dwOptions value determines the interpretation of the szProductCodeOrPatchCode value .

Flag Meaning
MSICODE_PRODUCT
szProductCodeOrPatchCode is a product code.
MSICODE_PATCH
szProductCodeOrPatchCode is a patch code.

Return value

The MsiSourceListForceResolutionEx function returns the following values.

Value Meaning
ERROR_ACCESS_DENIED
The user does not have the ability to modify the specified source list. Does not indicate whether the product or patch was found.
ERROR_BAD_CONFIGURATION
The configuration data is corrupt.
ERROR_INSTALL_SERVICE_FAILURE
Could not access the Windows Installer service
ERROR_INVALID_PARAMETER
An invalid parameter was passed to the function.
ERROR_SUCCESS
The "LastUsedSource" registration was cleared.
ERROR_UNKNOWN_PATCH
The patch was not found.
ERROR_UNKNOWN_PRODUCT
The specified product or patch was not found.
ERROR_FUNCTION_FAILED
Unexpected internal failure.

Remarks

Administrators can modify the installation of a product or patch instance that exists under the machine context or under their own per-user context (managed or unmanaged.) They can modify the installation of a product or patch instance that exists under any user's per-user-managed context. Administrators cannot modify another user's installation of a product or patch instance that exists under that other user's per-user-unmanaged context.

Non-administrators cannot modify the installation of a product or patch instance that exists under another user's per-user context (managed or unmanaged.) They can modify the installation of a product or patch instance that exists under their own per-user-unmanaged context. They can modify the installation of a product or patch instance under the machine context or their own per-user-managed context only if they are enabled to browse for a product or patch source. Users can be enabled to browse for sources by setting policy, for more information, see DisableBrowse, AllowLockdownBrowse, and AlwaysInstallElevated policies.

Note

The msi.h header defines MsiSourceListForceResolutionEx as an alias which automatically selects the ANSI or Unicode version of this function based on the definition of the UNICODE preprocessor constant. Mixing usage of the encoding-neutral alias with code that not encoding-neutral can lead to mismatches that result in compilation or runtime errors. For more information, see Conventions for Function Prototypes.

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 3.0 or later 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

Not Supported in Windows Installer 2.0 and earlier

ProductCode

Source Resiliency