Microsoft KB Archive/249072
Article ID: 249072
Article Last Modified on 11/1/2006
- Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
This article was previously published under Q249072
After you patching a Windows Installer installation, it is not possible to uninstall the patch. The only workaround is to uninstall and reinstall the program without the patch.
When a package is deployed with a patch installed, the original MSI database is merged with the patch database to create a new "patched" MSI file. This means that removing the patch would involve replacing all changed information in the "patched" package with the original information, and removing any additional information added by the patch.
This behavior is by design.
Additional query words: MSI .MSP
Keywords: kbappdev kbapppub kbprb KB249072