Problem: ArcGIS, ArcIMS or ArcSDE Service Pack install. *.MSP, is associated with Microsoft Paint and does not install the service pack
ArcGIS, ArcIMS or ArcSDE Service Pack install. *.MSP, is associated with Microsoft Paint and does not install the service pack.
The file format .MSP is associated with Microsoft Paint. It should be associated with Microsoft Installer.
Solution or Workaround
- Right-click on ArcGISDesktop91sp2.msp (or the .MSP you are trying to install) and select Properties.
- On the General tab, click the Change button and select 'Windows installer' as the Program to open the file.
- Once the file-program association is changed, run the service pack install.
If the problem persists, start the Service Pack installation manually by using the following command:
msiexec.exe /p [location of service pack]\<Service_pack>.msp REINSTALL=ALL REINSTALLMODE=omus