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stu_farish
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Error 1001. Installer Was Working, Now Isn't

I have multiple projects, in separate solutions that are Windows Services written in C# using VS2012 and VS2013. InstallShield LE is the installer.

These are projects that have been through QA and deployed, the installers worked. the ones built in the past still do. However, if I rebuild the projects now and run the installer, it will die.

It runs long enough to create the folder & copy files into it. then it produces a dialog that says only "Error 1001." with no other information. I click on OK and it produces another dialog, same message. I click OK. the folder it created is deleted and installation fails.

there have been no code changes. No changes to anything in the install project. simply get it from TFS, build it & watch it not install.

If I simply run the last copy of the installer that was checked into TFS, it installs fine.

This pattern is identical with 2 solutions that I've checked. I haven't been able to find anything about this that has worked. I'm guessing that somewhere, some setting has been changed but it's not at the project or solution level, as this repeats in both VS2012 and VS2013.

A clean install of VS2013 and InstallShield LE on a laptop works fine.
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JSClark
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Re: Error 1001. Installer Was Working, Now Isn't

Have you checked the installer log file to see what file is causing the error? If you search these forums for "1001" you'll get a lot of hits.
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stu_farish
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Re: Error 1001. Installer Was Working, Now Isn't

I have no idea where any such logs might be. I've looked but haven't found them.
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MichaelU
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Re: Error 1001. Installer Was Working, Now Isn't

You may have luck changing what version of .NET you reference in Tools > Options. Referencing the 4.6 framework can result in a 1001 (fixed in late 2015 releases), and that could have changed outside of your project.
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stu_farish
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Re: Error 1001. Installer Was Working, Now Isn't

While I now have 4.6 installed, the build targets 4.0,. always has & this has not changed.

The laptop on which it still works has 4.5 installed. I think the desktop got 4.6 when I installed VS2015.
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stu_farish
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Re: Error 1001. Installer Was Working, Now Isn't

All I can find is in the Event log:

The description for Event ID 11001 from source MsiInstaller cannot be found. Either the component that raises this event is not installed on your local computer or the installation is corrupted. You can install or repair the component on the local computer.

If the event originated on another computer, the display information had to be saved with the event.

The following information was included with the event:

Product: GTL.Systems.Notification.BLDCProcess_Installer v1.0.0.0 -- Error 1001.
(NULL)
(NULL)
(NULL)
(NULL)
(NULL)

the message resource is present but the message is not found in the string/message table
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stu_farish
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Re: Error 1001. Installer Was Working, Now Isn't

Well, if I can't fix it I can't use it. Time to go to another installer.

MS has brought back the old setup & deployment templates. I've tested them in 2013 & they work.
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vsUSer69
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Did you find a solution for this??

I am having the exact same issue.. I have MANY VS2012 service projects that used to work just fine.. Now, all of a sudden the service projects wont install anywhere.. Error "1001" with nothing else..

Did you find a solution?

Thanks,
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stu_farish
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Re: Error 1001. Installer Was Working, Now Isn't

I have no only not found a solution but the problem is increasing.

I have a work laptop that I rarely use. I found that I could build solutions on that & the installer would build & work. On Friday Windows downloaded & installed some updates & now that PC is getting the 1001 error when I run the installer.

I've spent hours removing all updates installed on of after 05/06/2016 but that didn't fix the problem.

I hate microsoft...
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stu_farish
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Re: Error 1001. Installer Was Working, Now Isn't

Unless someone has something to suggest, I'm at the point of deciding to go to the wix installer & just being done with this.
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