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WSS Agent upgrade or install error: The File 'wssad.exe' is not marked for installation

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Article ID: 214954

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Products

Web Security Service - WSS

Issue/Introduction

When attempting to upgrade or install the WSS Agent (WSSA), you receive the following error: 

The File 'wssad.exe' is not marked for installation

 

Cause

This is caused by registry keys that exist from a previous failed installation or upgrade of the WSS Agent (WSSA) or the Unified Agent (UA).

 

Environment

NOTE: the error may be different depending on the WSSA client or UA client


Error for WSS Agent (WSSA): 
The File 'wssad.exe' is not marked for installation.

Error for Unified Agent (UA): 
The File 'bcua_service.exe' is not marked for installation.

 

Resolution

Run the Microsoft repair tool to repair the corrupt install/uninstall registry keys: 

 

Fix problems that block programs from being installed or removed: 
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/topic/fix-problems-that-block-programs-from-being-installed-or-removed-cca7d1b6-65a9-3d98-426b-e9f927e1eb4d

 

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