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Running Wix 3.0.2420.0 I got an "object reference not set" and this error message when calling light.exe from an Exec MSBuild task:

The command ""..\bin\Wix\light" -out "c:\x\y\z\x.y.z.msi" "c:\x\y\z\x.y.z.wixobj" -ext WixIIsExtension -ext WixUiExtension -cultures:en-us" exited with code -532459699.

Annoyingly, I could run the exact same command in a command prompt immediately after the build failed, and it worked fine - and this error only happened on the build server and not on the dev boxes.

Before diving into it too much, I updated to the latest version of Wix (currently 3.0.4318.0) and the problem went away. So that solved that issue and just left me with "should we be using beta software even if it works for everything we need at the moment"…

Posted on Friday, July 25, 2008 3:43 PM Annoying problems , MSBuild , Wix | Back to top


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Wix 3.5 was released recently so I prefere to use that instead
Left by Staff Handbook on Apr 30, 2010 2:27 PM

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Me too.
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i just use old ver is better
Left by kettleman on May 13, 2010 4:09 PM

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3.6 is coming out soon, get that instead
Left by mr staff on May 13, 2010 4:10 PM

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Will do, thanks!
Left by dave the employee on May 14, 2010 11:53 AM

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3.65 beta is out soon also don't forget!
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Annoyingly, I could run the exact same command in a command prompt immediately after the build failed, and it worked fine - and this error only happened on the build server and not on the dev boxes.
Left by Dan the Automatic Money Earner on May 17, 2010 4:57 PM

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The newest version is the best, get it now!
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WiX is one of my favorite Setup tools. And that's a great news that Wix 3.5 was released. I’d like to congratulate the team and thank them for keeping it alive.
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I try your command in dev boxes and I found some difficulties. I can solve the problem after downloading more solution in google.
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