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Installer ignores InstallDir directory change

jtilley
This issue only seems to occur for certain machines.  Most people that use the installer can switch directories with no issue.

However, on my machine, the installer always puts the files into the default directory, even when I change it during the UI sequence (using the WixUI_InstallDir UI).

I looked at the verbose log, and it looks like the server-side of the execute sequence isn't accepting the property containing the new directory selected during the UI sequence.

I get this line in line 330 of the log:
MSI (s) (94:B0) [14:17:26:180]: Ignoring disallowed property INSTALLDIR

I can see the correct property value being passed to the server-side earlier in line 263 of the log:
MSI (c) (F4:38) [14:17:15:705]: Switching to server: NETFRAMEWORK40CLIENT="#1" INSTALLDIR="C:\Program Files (x86)\myDir\" TARGETDIR="C:\" CURRENTDIRECTORY="C:\TEMP" CLIENTUILEVEL="0" CLIENTPROCESSID="1268" USERNAME="IT department" SOURCEDIR="C:\TEMP\" ACTION="INSTALL" EXECUTEACTION="INSTALL" ROOTDRIVE="C:\" INSTALLLEVEL="1" WIXUI_INSTALLDIR_VALID="1" SECONDSEQUENCE="1"  ADDLOCAL=ProductFeature


I have an Windows XP virtual machine that I've tried this with, and it all works correctly, which makes me think it might be an admin/privileges issue, but I might be way off on that.  I've tried setting the WIXUI_INSTALLDIR property's Secure attribute to yes, thinking that might allow it to cross to the server-side, but I didn't have any luck with that.
<Property Id="WIXUI_INSTALLDIR" Value="INSTALLDIR" Secure="yes" />



Any ideas on why the INSTALLDIR property is disallowed on the server-side?

Thanks
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Re: Installer ignores InstallDir directory change

jtilley
Ok, I found out that if I add a Property with the same Id as my install dir's Id and set it to Secure="yes", then the directory change will propagate from client to server during the execute sequence.

<Property Id="INSTALLDIR" Secure="yes" />

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To: General discussion for Windows Installer XML toolset.
Subject: [WiX-users] Installer ignores InstallDir directory change

This issue only seems to occur for certain machines.  Most people that use the installer can switch directories with no issue.

However, on my machine, the installer always puts the files into the default directory, even when I change it during the UI sequence (using the WixUI_InstallDir UI).

I looked at the verbose log, and it looks like the server-side of the execute sequence isn't accepting the property containing the new directory selected during the UI sequence.

I get this line in line 330 of the log:
MSI (s) (94:B0) [14:17:26:180]: Ignoring disallowed property INSTALLDIR

I can see the correct property value being passed to the server-side earlier in line 263 of the log:
MSI (c) (F4:38) [14:17:15:705]: Switching to server: NETFRAMEWORK40CLIENT="#1" INSTALLDIR="C:\Program Files (x86)\myDir\" TARGETDIR="C:\" CURRENTDIRECTORY="C:\TEMP" CLIENTUILEVEL="0" CLIENTPROCESSID="1268" USERNAME="IT department" SOURCEDIR="C:\TEMP\" ACTION="INSTALL" EXECUTEACTION="INSTALL" ROOTDRIVE="C:\" INSTALLLEVEL="1" WIXUI_INSTALLDIR_VALID="1" SECONDSEQUENCE="1"  ADDLOCAL=ProductFeature


I have an Windows XP virtual machine that I've tried this with, and it all works correctly, which makes me think it might be an admin/privileges issue, but I might be way off on that.  I've tried setting the WIXUI_INSTALLDIR property's Secure attribute to yes, thinking that might allow it to cross to the server-side, but I didn't have any luck with that.
<Property Id="WIXUI_INSTALLDIR" Value="INSTALLDIR" Secure="yes" />



Any ideas on why the INSTALLDIR property is disallowed on the server-side?

Thanks
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Re: Installer ignores InstallDir directory change

psimms
I was having the same issue - and this worked for me

thank you!