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Windows Installer - Windows Vista Service

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

This service also exists in Windows 10, 7, 8 and XP.

Startup Type

Windows Vista edition without SP SP1 SP2
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Default Properties

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

Default Behavior

Windows Installer logs on as LocalSystem and runs in its own process. It does not share its process with other services. If Windows Installer fails to start, the error is recorded into the Event Log. Windows Vista startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the msiserver service has failed to start.

Dependencies

Windows Installer will not 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 Vista edition and Service Pack, and then click on the Download button below.

2. Save the RestoreWindowsInstallerWindowsVista.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 file exists in the %WinDir%\system32 folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows Vista installation media.