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Return codes

When performing a silent install, catching the return code is useful for troubleshooting.

For a list of Return Codes (= Exit Codes / Windows System Error Codes), see below links from Microsoft and Symantec:

https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/ms681382%28v=vs.85%29.aspx

http://www.symantec.com/connect/articles/windows-system-error-codes-exit-codes-description

Overview of Windows Installer error codes (from Microsoft):

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/304888

Note that exit codes may be different.
Examples:

Return code for Office 2010 updates:

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc179058%28v=office.14%29.aspx

The installer of SAP GUI will generate different exit codes.  See link below:

http://wiki.scn.sap.com/wiki/display/Basis/SAP+GUI+Packaging+and+Installation

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