“0xC00E5201″ error code occurs when you try to create an .msp file in Windows Vista or in Windows Server 2008
Consider the following scenario:
- You have a computer that is running Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008.
- You use the Microsoft Windows Platform Software Development Kit (SDK) utility (Msimsp.exe) to generate a Windows Installer update (.msp) file. The .msp file contains many files.
In this scenario, the Msimsp.exe utility does not generate the .msp file. Additionally, you receive the following error message:
Failed to create patch. Error code: 0xC00E5201
For more information on this issue, including potential causes, workarounds, and resolutions, see: Microsoft KB Article KB2518041.