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Windows Installer - Windows XP 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 Vista.

Startup Type

Windows XP edition without SP SP1 SP2 SP3
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Default Properties

Display name:Windows Installer
Service name:MSIServer
Type:share
Path:%WinDir%\system32\msiexec.exe /V
Error control:normal
Object:LocalSystem

Default Behavior

The Windows Installer service runs as LocalSystem in a shared process. It shares an executable file with other services. If the Windows Installer fails to load or initialize, the error is recorded into the Event Log. Windows XP startup should proceed, 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 XP edition and Service Pack, and then click on the Download button below.

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

3. Run the downloaded batch file.

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 XP installation media.