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#1 siah1214

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 22:06

So I'm troubleshooting an MSI install and needed to enable verbose logging.... I think I've finally gone too far down the rabbit hole.

Here's the article explaining how the key works...things I never knew.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314852

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#2 spikey_richie

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 22:10

Curious. Maybe you've found an Easter egg.

#3 Aergan

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 22:18

*v should net you a good result but I hadn't realised that all the arguments together spell out a phrase.

Would advise using a viewer like Microsoft SMS Trace to go through it as looking through verbose install logs line by line of 3MB+ is never fun.

#4 Hum

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 22:23

So I'm troubleshooting an MSI install and needed to enable verbose logging.... I think I've finally gone too far down the rabbit hole.


This is what System Restore is for. :p

#5 Growled

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 22:27

That's definitely strange.

#6 cluberti

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 22:45

It's been that way for many years, although I don't remember why those specific letters were chosen. Not only that, if you're on a system with the MSI engine 3.0 or higher you can also use "voicewarmupx!" as the Logging string and get additional debugging information flushed out to the file.

#7 Tha Bloo Monkee

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 23:02

Probably because voicewarmup is easier to remember than random letters...