JDK-8039397 : msi installers should support rollback
  • Type: Bug
  • Component: install
  • Sub-Component: install
  • Priority: P3
  • Status: Closed
  • Resolution: Fixed
  • Submitted: 2014-04-07
  • Updated: 2017-06-29
  • Resolved: 2014-04-08
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8u20Fixed 9 b12Fixed
Our msi installers currently call installer.exe and ignore the return code.  If there is a failure in installer.exe process, such as unzipping/unpacking/patching/registering etc, it will fail silently.  They will be left with an msi that appears to be installed, but is actually a broken product.  

If our installer.exe custom action returns anything other than 0, we should throw an error and rollback the install. They should be left with a clean machine.  
PIT verified with JDK9 b11