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While attempting to install MicroStation V8i (SELECTseries3), Bentley DGN Indexer component fails to install.
While attempting to install MicroStation V8i (SELECTseries 3), the error code 1603 is displayed at Bentley DGN Indexer.
In case of trying to install separately Bentley DGN Indexer by running it’s installation DgnIndexer.msi (from C:\BentleyDownloads\MicroStation_08.11.09.xxx\) – installation ends with message “Bentley DGN Index Service Setup Wizard ended prematurely”.
The error 1603 typically identifies that such component is already installed on the system. Check under Control Panel -> Programs and Features if the Bentley DGN Index Service is installed.
In most cases the solution is to turn on the Windows Firewall then install Bentley DGN Indexer.Instructions on how to turn on the Windows Firewall can be found on Microsoft page: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-live/essentials-error-0x80070643-or-0x800706d9-enable-windows-firewall
If the following solution does not resolve the issue, user would need to generate a log of the installation from the command line msiexec /l*vx /i
Example: msiexec /l*vx c:\BentleyDownloads\MicroStation_08.11.09.xxx\DgnIndexer_install_log.txt/i c:\BentleyDownloads\MicroStation_08.11.09.xxx\DgnIndexer.msi
The key is putting a space between "DgnIndexer_install_log.txt" and the "/i"
Go through the installation wizard and finish selecting OK when the error comes up then finish.
Open the log file generated with the command line (in the example case DgnIndexer_install_log.txt would be located inC:\BentleyDownloads\MicroStation_08.11.09.xxx) and look for the errors.