This article indexes the knowledge base articles that provide resolutions or workarounds for common installation errors of MailEssentials. It also describes how to gather and review logs in case a direct error is not presented during the failed installation process.
Some installation errors are presented by the installer itself, while for others, you need to gather and review the install logs. If you have encountered an error message during the installation process, please check the list of the knowledge base articles in the next section to see if any of them provides a solution to your issue. Otherwise, follow the instructions in the Reviewing Logs section for details on how to gather more information on the error and how to narrow down the issue.
The same procedure will apply if you are getting errors while upgrading to a newer MailEssentials release.
Common Installation Errors
Here are the common errors that may be encountered while installing or upgrading MailEssentials:
- "Error 1923.Service GFI Mailessentials Autoupdater (gfimesavupdate) Could Not Be Installed. Verify That You Have Sufficient Privileges to Install System Services."
- "Error 1922.Service GFI MailEssentials Attendant (gfimesattendant) could not be deleted. Verify that you have sufficient privileges to remove system services."
- Microsoft Exchange Transport Service Does Not Start After Update
- 'Error 1310. Error Writing to File'
- 'Installation Completed with Errors. Components Needed for Message Processing Could Not Be Installed' After Running Post Installation Wizard
- Upgrade Fails with Error: "Before installing the x64 version of SQL Server Compact..."
- No Mail Flow After Upgrading to MailEssentials 21.6
- Error: 'Error 1402 Could Not Open Key: UNKNOWN\Components\' When Installing GFI MailEssentials
- 'HTTP Error 503. the Service Is Unavailable' When Accessing the User Interface After Installation or Upgrade
If there are no direct errors presented during the installation in spite of a failed installation, follow the steps below:
- Gather the installation logs.
Please review the article, "How do I get the installer log for MailEssentials?" for more information on the process.
- Open the installation logs with a text editor.
- Perform a search for
Return Value 3.
- Review the lines before
Return Value 3to determine the reason for the failure.
Return Value 3is not found, search for
Please keep in mind that not every match for the
Errorkeyword is a failure. Continue searching for it until you locate the full error message.
- Review the lines before
- Once you find the error code, check the Common Installation Errors list provided above.
- If there is a match, follow the instructions in the related article.
- If the error is not found in the list, proceed with the next step.
- Note down the code of the error that you found in the installation logs.
The errors found in the installation logs have error codes, such as "Error 1920". These error codes have a direct reference to the Windows System Error Codes.
- Review the Windows System Error Codes and locate the error code that you noted down to have more information on the installation failure.