Windows Installer supports advertising features to enable users to later install those features on demand. But Windows Installer may advertise features in when a component is removed from a feature through obsolescence or supersedence. This will leave the product in a broken state while reporting that the patch installed successfully.
The attached Windows Script file allows you to unadvertise features in a Windows Installer product by specifying either a ProductCode or the path to an MSP. If any features are advertised – whether incidental or intentional – the product will be reinstalled and those features added locally to your computer.
If you are writing emails and specifications about Windows Installer all day, chances are your document or mail editor has plenty of squiggly red lines highlighting your presumed spelling errors like MsiPatchSequence. To not miss any actual spelling errors, I find myself double-checking and adding lots of Windows Installer terms to my custom dictionary so instead I created a separate dictionary containing Windows Installer tokens pulled from schema databases and headers.
Attached is a Unicode-encoded, English locale-sorted text file with many table, column, API, and flag tokens you can use as a spelling dictionary in many applications including Microsoft Word and Outlook email.
To support Microsoft Word, Outlook email, and other Microsoft Office products,