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Custom install action does not register event log sources

Hi all,

Can somebody give me a hint why my custom install action does not register
event log sources, when I run the MSI package generated by VS2005.

The same install action DLL executed via installutil.exe registers evrything
just fine!

Here's the installer class that I have created:
Code Snippet
public class CustomEventLogInstaller :
public CustomEventLogInstaller()

/// <summary>
/// Installs the EventLog source.
/// </summary>
/// <param name="log">The event log name.</param>
/// <param name="source">The source name.</param>
private void InstallSource(string log, string source)
// Create an instance of an EventLogInstaller.
EventLogInstaller myEventLogInstaller = new EventLogInstaller();

// Unregister the source, if it already exists.
if (EventLog.SourceExists(source))

// Set the source name of the event log.
myEventLogInstaller.Source = source;

// Set the event log that the source writes entries to.
myEventLogInstaller.Log = log;

// Leave the event log behind after uninstall.
myEventLogInstaller.UninstallAction = UninstallAction.NoAction;

// Add AutoMonEventLogInstaller to the Installer collection.
Any help is greatly appreciated.

Jul 7 '08 #1
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