|Q107052: ERRDOC: Run-Time Error 1608|
|Retired InstallShield Versions|
|Basic MSI, InstallScript MSI|
When an InstallShield setup is launched, the following error occurs:
Little information is known at this time about the specific cause of this initialization error because it rarely occurs and is typically encountered on an intermittent or machine-specific basis. Some known causes for this error are as follows:
This error no longer occurs in InstallShield 12 or later. The architecture in InstallShield 12 and later has several advantages over the earlier architecture:
End users no longer encounter error 1608, or other COM/DCOM run-time errors that are related to finding the running IDriver.exe file. When these errors occurred under the earlier model, they were difficult to resolve, often requiring changes to DCOM settings. Also, the reliance on the running object table made the model brittle across the spectrum of usage scenarios, including Fast User Switching and Windows Terminal Services.
The following options have been known to resolve this error message in the majority of cases:
If the error message also includes a negative number, such as "-2147467262", more information on this error code may be found by inserting the following InstallScript code into your script:
This code translates the error code into meaningful text, which may assist in narrowing down the source of the problem.
Note: Some error codes do not contain meaningful text, and therefore the MessageBox may appear blank in these rare situations.
|Last Modified Date: 10-23-2012ID: Q107052|