On Fri, 26 Nov 2004 20:40:32 -0000, dpage(at)vale-housing(dot)co(dot)uk ("Dave
First of all, I tried to remove all installations from the control
> Install the Microsoft Installer SDK from microsoft.com.
Done. I found version 1.1 on the microsoft site... even though it's
> Use the msispy program to check for pgAdmin MSI installations.
It didn't show anything.
So I reinstalled from the msi, and now it showed.
If I selected the "diagnostic mode" of msispy it showed that three
files didn't record as being correctly installed (I found them by
using the verify files button in the properties). It said "some files
modified or missing" for each of these three files:
time stamp: april 27, 2004 8:45:24
time stamp: january 31, 2003 17:41:30
time stamp: november 4, 2004 9:34:44
(internally it identifies as 8.0.0beta4)
File size and all other information comes from the actual files on my
hard disk. So it seems I have the right files...
If I try to reinstall individually each of these files from msispy
(while in the "view installed producs" mode), it tries to pull them
from the MS Office 2000 cd! Except, of course, that it isn't in the
If I try after using "view Windows Installer Package" and opening
pgadmin3.msi, it gets the files from the correct source, installs
them, and then nothing changes.
Anyway, whenever I start PGadmin III RC2, it says it is completing the
I couldn't find any of the guids of these three files in my registry!
> Use msizap to kill *all* those entries using the guid(s) found
> in msispy. Then reinstall pgAdmin.
After doing a clean uninstall there wasn't anything left for msizap to
Anyway, after writing this, I installed the release version, and it is
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