SharePoint 2013 SP1 installation failing with event id: 1000, “Faulting application name: MsiExec.exe”

I was trying to build a new box with SharePoint 2013 SP1 slipstreamed. The install kept failing with the error:

Log Name: Application
Source: Application Error
Event ID: 1000
Task Category: (100)
Level: Error
Keywords: Classic
User: N/A
Computer: *****
Faulting application name: MsiExec.exe, version: 5.0.9600.16384, time stamp: 0x5215f49e
Faulting module name: KERNELBASE.dll, version: 6.3.9600.16408, time stamp: 0x523d557d
Exception code: 0xe06d7363
Fault offset: 0x000000000000ab78
Faulting process id: 0x1718
Faulting application start time: 0x01cf58bdd3e6f830
Faulting application path: C:\Windows\System32\MsiExec.exe
Faulting module path: C:\Windows\system32\KERNELBASE.dll
Report Id: 7b39da05-c4b1-11e3-80c1-1803732dc367


None of the steps like re-registering msiexec, clearing temp folder, rebooting computer etc. helped.

Finally, my friend Nishant Shah, a SharePoint Support Escalation Engineer in Microsoft asked me to check the following registry entries and delete them if  present: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\PendingFileRenameOperations HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\FileRenameOperations

I found there was an entry for FileRenameOperations and deleted that registry key.

Lo, this time the SharePoint install went on flawlessly. (Thanks Nishant!! 🙂 )

Hope this bit helps you if you encounter a similar issue.


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