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Windows Installer Service has Disappeared!

Discussion in 'Windows & Other Software' started by Over Clocker, 30 Jul 2006.

  1. Over Clocker

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 17 Oct 2002

    Posts: 9,695

    Location: Retired Don

    Hi guys,

    I am helping out a local primary school with some problems, and one of those problems is installing things on their Windows 2000 server fails.

    Just looked in services and there is no Windows Installer service there at all!!!

    Tried installing windows installer 3.1 and running msiexec /regserver but to no avail

    Anyone have any ideas of thinks to try?


  2. M0KUJ1N


    Joined: 17 Mar 2004

    Posts: 1,486

    Location: Edinburgh

    you could try (re)installing the service from scratch by downloading it and installing it from here

    IIRC Windows XP is the only OS guaranteed to have the Windows Installer Service "built-in".