Windows Installer Service Not Working Properly On Windows OS


Windows Installer Service Not Working Properly On Windows OS

Windows Installer Service Not Working There are several types of applications installed on our PC. We install applications according to our requirements. These applications are launched either by Microsoft or other Third-Party companies. You must know Windows Installer Service is required during the application installation. Read to fix Windows Installer Service Not Working Properly On Windows OS. We can’t install an application without the Windows installer service. Windows Installer service should work normally to install an application. 

Users get various types of error messages during installing an application. The error message pop up would be “Windows Installer Service could not be accessed”. If you are sick of this error, follow the unique solutions illustrated below. We have added pictorial views for each step. Read and follow step by step illustration given below.

Solution 1: Start the Windows Installer Service Manually

Step 1: Press Window Key + X and select Command Prompt (Admin) or Windows PowerShell (Admin). 
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Type net start MSIServer and press Enter. As a result. Installer Service will be started successfully.
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Step 2: You can also check it. Press Windows Key + S and type Services. Select the appropriate match. When Services window is open, navigate to Windows Installer service and double click on it. 
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You can check the status as running. If it is not running, click on the Start button.

Solution 2: Re-registration of Microsoft Installer Service

Step 1: Press Windows Key + X and choose Command Prompt or Windows PowerShell. Enter the following commands.

If you have the 64-bit version of Windows 10 type and run the following: -
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%windir%\system32\msiexec.exe /unregister
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%windir%\system32\msiexec.exe / regserver
%windir%\syswow64\msiexec.exe/unregister
%windir%\syswow64\msiexec.exe /regserver
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If you have the 32-bit version of Windows 10 type and run the following: -
Msiexec /unregister
Msiexec /regserver
When all done restart the PC and check if the problem is solved.

Solution 3: Type the Command regsvr32

Step 1: Press Windows Key + X and click on Command Prompt or Windows PowerShell. Type the command regsvr32 and press Enter to run it. When all done restart the PC and check is the problem is solved.
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Solution 4: Reset Windows Installer Service Registry Settings

Step 1: Press Windows Key + R to open Run Window. Enter regedit and press Enter. When Registry Editor is open, click on the File menu and navigate to Export.
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Step 2: Switch to Save as file and set it as “All Files (“.”). Assign the File name as repair.reg. Finally, click on the Save button. Exit the Registry Editor. Restart the PC and check if the problem is solved.
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Solution 5: Uninstall the older version of the Application

It should be good to uninstall the older version of the application; you wish to install it. Go to Control Panel and Uninstall the older version of the application. After uninstalling, download and install the latest version. Hope it will work for you.

Solution 6: Deletion of duplicate msiexec file

Any duplicate msiexec file remains in PC might result in this error. PC would accidentally create a duplicate msiexec file. To remove the duplicate msiexec file follow the steps.

Step 1: Follow the path C:\Windows\System32 directory. Search the msiexec.exe file. Look for duplicate msiexec file.
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Step 2: The duplicate file would be 0 kb in size and do not have .exe extension. Search and rename the duplicate msiexec file as msiexec.old.

Solution 7: Change Remote Procedure Call (RPC) Service Settings

Step 1: Press Windows Key + R to open Run Window. Type services.msc and press Enter. When Services Window is open navigate to Remote Procedure call (RPC) and double click on it. Switch to Log on Tab.

Step 2: Select the Log on as Local System Account and check-mark on “Allow this service to interact with the desktop”. Finally, click on Apply and then OK. When all done Restart the PC and check if the problem is solved.
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Solution 8: Perform DISM and SFC Command

This method works well during file corruption. It will repair and scan files for proper execution. Read the steps for scanning and repairing of corrupt files.

Step 1: Press Windows Key + X and select Command Prompt (Admin) or Windows PowerShell (Admin). Type the command sfc/ scannow and press Enter. As a result, scanning is processed.
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Step 2: Open the Command prompt using the same method and type the command DISM /Online /Cleanup-image/ RestoreHealth and press Enter.

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