Video Screencast Help
Endpoint Management Community Blog

Verbose Log Analyzer

Created: 23 Oct 2008 • 4 comments
Eshwar's picture
+27 27 Votes
Login to vote

Windows Installer Verbose Log Analyzer is a very handy tool which allows you to view and analyze log files and it displays suggested solutions to errors that are found in log files.

To dowload the file and for syntax and commandline options please refer following Microsoft article.

Windows Installer Verbose Log Analyzer

Comments 4 CommentsJump to latest comment

Sidd's picture

Just to add to your tip; following are Command-Line Options to Create Verbose Log file, that one can use along with Windows Installer Command-Line Options.

/L :[i|w|e|a|r|u|c|m|o|p|v|x|+|!|*]

Logfile Writes logging information into a logfile at the specified existing path. The path to the logfile location must already exist. The installer does not create the directory structure for the logfile. Flags indicate which information to log. If no flags are specified, the default is 'iwearmo.'

i - Status messages.
w - Nonfatal warnings.
e - All error messages.
a - Start up of actions.
r - Action-specific records.
u - User requests.
c - Initial UI parameters.
m - Out-of-memory or fatal exit information.
o - Out-of-disk-space messages.
p - Terminal properties.
v - Verbose output.
x - Extra debugging information.
Windows Installer 2.0: Not supported. The x option is available with Windows Installer version 3.0.3790.2180 and later.
+ - Append to existing file.
! - Flush each line to the log.
"*" - Wildcard, log all information except for the v and x options. To include the v and x options, specify "/l*vx".


Login to vote
juliet's picture

where can I download the Wilogutl.exe, I think this is a very useful tool. Please ifn you have a download link, post it!
Thanks !!

Login to vote
EdT's picture

The information is in the link provided at the top of the topic - this takes you to Microsoft's website where wilogutl.exe is described in detail.
It also tells you that the file is part of the Windows Installer SDK - which is part of the Platform SDK. If you google on either, or search on the Microsoft site, you will no doubt find the download sites available.
Look for the windows installer SDK included in the Windows Server 2003 R1 SDK, or a later edition. The SDK also contains the ORCA editor plus other useful utilities, and sample vb scripts demonstrating how to access the MSI automation interface

If your issue has been solved, please use the "Mark as Solution" link on the most relevant thread.

Login to vote
WiseUser's picture

nice post

Altiris Certified Professional

Login to vote