Error message when you use Windows Installer (MSI) 4.5 to install multiple MSI packages in Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003 or Windows XP: “API call rejected – No actions in Context”
Consider the following scenario:
- You install Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI) 4.5 on a Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003 or Windows XP-based computer.
- You install multiple instances of an MSI application on the same computer.
In this scenario, one of the installations may fail. Additionally, the following error message is logged:
API call rejected – No actions in Context
All other MSI installations are successful.
Note: This issue is most likely to be encountered during the installation of SQL Server 2008 or during an upgrade from SQL Server 2005 to SQL Server 2008.
For more information on this issue, including potential causes, workarounds, and resolutions, see: Microsoft KB Article KB958655.