MSI Creation Error - Could not copy x

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MSI Creation Error - Could not copy x

Post by rmcgre » Fri Feb 07, 2020 8:57 am

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Product, version and build: PowerShell Studio 2020 5.7.172
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Operating system: Windows 10 1909
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Hello,

Attempting to build a MSI but I am receiving an error stating that it could not copy a folder. I confirmed that all NTFS permissions are correct so I don't think it is an access issue. The output didn't really provide too much info and I didn't see anything in Event Viewer to help give me a lead. Does PS Studio store logs anywhere in relation to the MSI creation?

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SAPIEN Package and Deploy Tool 4.1 (c) 2005 - 2020 SAPIEN Technologies, Inc.

Retrieving product version from C:\install\EUCMRT\EUC\MachineRemovalTool\bin\EUC-MachineRemovalTool.exe: 3.0.1.0
Error: Could not copy C:\install\EUCMRT\EUC\MachineRemovalTool\bin
MSI build aborted
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Re: MSI Creation Error - Could not copy x

Post by Alexander Riedel » Fri Feb 07, 2020 9:50 am

You have a reference to the folder ...\MachineRemovalTool\bin as a folder,
but you have already included the EUC-MachineRemovalTool.exe from that folder before.
That would create a duplicate entry for that exe, hence the WiX Toolset says it cannot do that.

Remove the reference to the bin folder and add the files within individually
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Re: MSI Creation Error - Could not copy x

Post by rmcgre » Fri Feb 07, 2020 10:27 am

Appreciate the info. I did that so the individual files are listed. However, it is now giving me the same error for the DLL folder.

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Re: MSI Creation Error - Could not copy x

Post by rmcgre » Fri Feb 07, 2020 10:34 am

Sorry. Meant to include a new screenshot. I did some cleanup and rearranging of the folders so the folder tree will be different from the screenshot in the original post. However, I believe it should still work based on the information you gave me.
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Re: MSI Creation Error - Could not copy x

Post by Alexander Riedel » Fri Feb 07, 2020 1:56 pm

It should. Are you sure nothing is running and locking files in that folder?
Kind of weird it balks on the dll folder but not on the temp folder (assuming that's not empty)
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Re: MSI Creation Error - Could not copy x

Post by rmcgre » Mon Feb 10, 2020 7:19 am

Temp folder just contains a simple text file that's used in a foreach loop.

As far as the DLL folder, there shouldn't be any locked files unless PS Studio is locking it itself from when I was testing the script/GUI. They're all DLL files used to load various functions and cmdlets for AD and SCCM. I will make sure to just open the psbuild file and try again without running anything beforehand and let you know the results.

I appreciate the continued assistance!

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Re: MSI Creation Error - Could not copy x

Post by Alexander Riedel » Mon Feb 10, 2020 7:33 am

Take all files out of the dll folder. Put them in one by one and build the MSI each time.
That way we know if it is ONE file that's the problem or just ANY file.
I tried here with a good mix of dlls, exes, and assorted other things with no problem. Of course, wouldn't be fun otherwise, would it?
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Re: MSI Creation Error - Could not copy x

Post by rmcgre » Mon Feb 10, 2020 1:12 pm

I actually took out all of the files for the first round and received the same error. Just to make sure it wasn't our anti-virus locking something down, I made sure to disable that as well. :)

I also tried rebooting and making that the first thing I did. Same results.

Something else I tried was rearranging the folders in the Files and Folders list. The files directly don't produce an error but the first folder in the list, whether it's the DLL or Temp folder, produce the error.

Tried running a procmon capture as well to see if anything was interfering but that didn't produce anything useful.

The only other info I can think of to provide is that this didn't happen for me back when I was on version 5.6.167 of PowerShell Studio for whatever that's worth.
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Re: MSI Creation Error - Could not copy x

Post by Alexander Riedel » Mon Feb 10, 2020 1:30 pm

I'll dig into this tomorrow and see what I can find out. Please stand by.
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Re: MSI Creation Error - Could not copy x

Post by Alexander Riedel » Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:25 am

Replace psbuild.exe in your installation with the one in the attached zip file.
Try to build you installer and let us know.
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