Details of Windows® Installer Service
What is the role of Windows Installer Service? How can its issues be resolved?
Windows Installer is the new operating system service designed by Microsoft. The service was made to improve the installation as well as uninstallation of programs in your system. The service helps you to easily make software deployments in corporate networks. With this service, you can easily get the common problems like shared DLL conflicts resolved. The service is a set of rules which developers need to follow to avail the benefits of this service. It is possible to face some issues with the Windows Installer Service. It is possible that you could fail to access the service in the system and sometimes it cannot be displayed on the system.
Here are some steps to resolve issues with Windows Installer Service:
- Give full control to system account
- Check DCOM permissions
- Re-register Windows Installer Service
Give full control to system account
The possible step to resolve issues with Windows Installer Service is to give full control permission to the system account. For this, you need to start Windows Explorer on the system and click on the 'Properties' tab. The next step is to click the 'Security' tab and then click the 'Add' button. In the 'Select Users' icon, you need to click on the 'System Account' and then click on its 'Add' button. The next step is to select the 'Full Control' check box under 'Allow' and click on the TEMP folder and check if the system has got full control.
Check DCOM permissions
The step includes altering the DCOM default imposture level for identifying and removing the Msisip.dll file and reinstalling the operating system. To perform this, you need to type 'dcomcnfg' in the Run box and in the 'Default Properties' tab, you need to click 'Connect for Default Authentication Level List' and click 'Identify for Default Impersonation Level List'. The next steps are to type - "explorer/select,%windir%system32msisip.dll" and then rename the Msisip.dll file.
Another possible step for resolving issues with Windows Installer is to re-register Windows Installer Service. For this, you need to open the Run window and type - "MSIEXEC/UNREGISTER" - which can unregister Windows Installer Service completely. The next step is to re-register the software. For this, you need to open the Run box and type - "MSIEXEC/REGSERVER". After running these above commands the task is over. Then, you can ensure the proper working of the tool with any new installation.
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