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Windows Installer - Windows 10 Service

Adds, modifies, and removes applications provided as a Windows Installer (*.msi, *.msp) package. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start.

This service also exists in Windows 7, 8, Vista and XP.

Startup Type

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Default Properties

Display name:Windows Installer
Service name:msiserver
Type:own
Path:%WinDir%\system32\msiexec.exe /V
Error control:normal
Object:LocalSystem
Privileges:
  • SeTcbPrivilege
  • SeCreatePagefilePrivilege
  • SeLockMemoryPrivilege
  • SeIncreaseBasePriorityPrivilege
  • SeCreatePermanentPrivilege
  • SeAuditPrivilege
  • SeSecurityPrivilege
  • SeChangeNotifyPrivilege
  • SeProfileSingleProcessPrivilege
  • SeImpersonatePrivilege
  • SeCreateGlobalPrivilege
  • SeAssignPrimaryTokenPrivilege
  • SeRestorePrivilege
  • SeIncreaseQuotaPrivilege
  • SeShutdownPrivilege
  • SeTakeOwnershipPrivilege
  • SeLoadDriverPrivilege
  • SeBackupPrivilege
  • SeCreateSymbolicLinkPrivilege

Default Behavior

The Windows Installer service is running as LocalSystem in its own process of msiexec.exe. It doesn't share its process with other services. If Windows Installer fails to start, the error is logged. Windows 10 startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the msiserver service has failed to start.

Dependencies

Windows Installer is unable to start, if the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service is stopped or disabled.

Restore Default Startup Type for Windows Installer

Automated Restore

1. Select your Windows 10 edition and release, and then click on the Download button below.

2. Save the RestoreWindowsInstallerWindows10.bat file to any folder on your hard drive.

3. Right-click the downloaded batch file and select Run as administrator.

4. Restart the computer to save changes.

Note. Make sure that the msiexec.exe file exists in the %WinDir%\system32 folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows 10 installation media.