Virtio-win-gt Tools


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Jul 9, 2023
Just wondering if anyone has has this error before?

This happens if I deploy the tools using PDQDeploy, if I connect to each server and manually run the install it goes through fine. This happens if using Local System or a valid user.

DIFXAPP: ENTER: InstallDriverPackages()
DIFXAPP: INFO: 'CustomActionData' property 'DIFxApp Version' is '2.1'.
DIFXAPP: INFO: 'CustomActionData' property 'UI Level' is '2'.
DIFXAPP: INFO: 'CustomActionData' property 'componentId' is '{49BC041E-20A7-4245-BBBC-0BADD40D38D7}'.
DIFXAPP: INFO: 'CustomActionData' property 'componentPath' is 'C:\Program Files\Virtio-Win\Balloon\'.
DIFXAPP: INFO: 'CustomActionData' property 'flags' is 0x6.
DIFXAPP: INFO: 'CustomActionData' property 'installState' is '2'.
DIFXAPP: INFO: 'CustomActionData' property 'ProductName' is 'Virtio-win-driver-installer'.
DIFXAPP: INFO: 'CustomActionData' property 'ManufacturerName' is 'Red Hat, Inc.'.
DIFXAPP: INFO: user SID of user performing the install is 'S-1-5-18'.
DIFXAPP: INFO: opening HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-18\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\DIFxApp\Components\{49BC041E-20A7-4245-BBBC-0BADD40D38D7} (User's SID: 'S-1-5-18') ...
DIFXAPP: INFO: ENTER: DriverPackageInstallW
DIFXAPP: INFO: RETURN: DriverPackageInstallW (0xE0000242)
DIFXAPP: ERROR: encountered while installing driver package 'C:\Program Files\Virtio-Win\Balloon\balloon.inf'
DIFXAPP: ERROR: InstallDriverPackages failed with error 0xE0000242
DIFXAPP: RETURN: InstallDriverPackages() 3758096962 (0xE0000242)
CustomAction MsiInstallDrivers returned actual error code 1603 (note this may not be 100% accurate if translation happened inside sandbox)
Action ended 16:45:15: InstallFinalize. Return value 3.
DIFXAPP: ENTER: RollbackInstall()
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