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Windows Installer

 

General Information

None at this time.

Windows 8

Default Description

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.

Additional Information

None at this time.

Default Startup Type

OS SP0
Windows 8 x86 Manual
Windows 8 x64 Manual
Windows 8 Pro x86 Manual
Windows 8 Pro x64 Manual
Windows 8 Enterprise x86 Manual
Windows 8 Enterprise x64 Manual

Service Names

Service Name (registry): msiserver
Display Name: Windows Installer

Default Path and Command Line Options

C:\Windows\system32\msiexec.exe /V

Log On As

Account: Local System account

Dependencies

Note: No dependencies are listed for any service in the WDP build I used to draft this information.

Windows 7

Default Description

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.

Additional Information

None at this time.

Default Startup Type

OS SP0 SP1
Windows 7 Starter Manual Manual
Windows 7 Home Basic Manual Manual
Windows 7 Home Premium Manual Manual
Windows 7 Professional Manual Manual
Windows 7 Ultimate Manual Manual
Windows 7 Enterprise Manual Manual

Service Names

Service Name (registry): msiserver
Display Name: Windows Installer

Default Path and Command Line Options

C:\Windows\system32\msiexec /V

Log On As

Account: Local System account

Dependencies

What service Windows Installer needs to function properly:

What other service require Windows Installer to function properly:

  • None (S, HB, HP, P, U, E)

Windows Vista

Default Description

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.

Additional Information

None at this time.

Default Startup Type

OS SP0 SP1 SP2
Vista Home Basic Manual Manual Manual
Vista Home Premium Manual Manual Manual
Vista Business Manual Manual Manual
Vista Ultimate Manual Manual Manual
Vista Enterprise Manual Manual Manual

Service Names

Service Name (registry): msiserver
Display Name: Windows Installer

Default Path and Command Line Options

C:\Windows\system32\msiexec /V

Log On As

Account: Local System Account

Dependencies

What service Windows Installer needs to function properly:

What other service require Windows Installer to function properly:

  • None (HB, HP, B, U)

Windows XP Pro x64

Default Description

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.

Additional Information

This service is required for software applications that install using .msi files. If no applications that you have will install properly or you get an error that involves “RPC Service,” place this service in to Automatic or Manual. Only disable this service after you have completed installation of your applications, mainly Office and such. I am not aware how many Games actually use MSI Files. In an idle state, this service uses about 3.4 MB of RAM. Put it to manual to save that amount.

Default Startup Type

OS SP0 SP1 SP2
XP Pro x64 ? ? Manual

Service Names

Service Name (registry): MSIServer
Display Name: Windows Installer

Default Path and Command Line Options

C:\WINDOWS\system32\msiexec.exe /V

Log On As

Account: Local System Account

Dependencies

What service Windows Installer needs to function properly:

What other service require Windows Installer to function properly:

  • None

Windows XP

Default Description

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.

Additional Information

This service is required for software applications that install using .msi files. If no applications that you have will install properly or you get an error that involves “RPC Service,” place this service in to Automatic or Manual. Only disable this service after you have completed installation of your applications, mainly Office and such. I am not aware how many Games actually use MSI Files. In an idle state, this service uses about 3.4 MB of RAM. Put it to manual to save that amount.

Default Startup Type

OS SP0 SP1 SP2 SP3
XP Home ? ? Manual Manual
XP MCE 2005 ? ? Manual Manual
XP Pro ? ? Manual Manual
XP Tablet PC 2005 ? ? Manual Manual

Service Names

Service Name (registry): MSIServer
Display Name: Windows Installer

Default Path and Command Line Options

C:\WINDOWS\system32\msiexec.exe /V

Log On As

Account: Local System Account

Dependencies

What service Windows Installer needs to function properly:

What other service require Windows Installer to function properly:

  • None (H, M, P, T)

Additional Reading

None at this time.