Event ID 1015 — Windows Installer Service Availability
Applies To: Windows Server 2008
The Windows Installer service is an operating system component that centrally manages application installation and configuration tasks, and also the process of uninstalling applications.
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Reregister the Windows Installer service
To perform this procedure, you must have membership in Administrators, or you must have been delegated the appropriate authority.
To reregister Microsoft Windows Installer:
Caution: Incorrectly editing the registry might severely damage your system. Before making changes to the registry, you should back up any valued data.
- Locate the following registry key in the Windows registry: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\MSIServer
- Verify that the ImagePath string contains the correct path for the Msiexec.exe file: Drive:\Windows\System32\Msiexec.exe /V, where Drive is the drive where Windows is installed.
- Restart Windows in safe mode, and then register the Msiexec.exe file by typing msiexec /regserver at an elevated command prompt.
- Shut down Windows, and then restart it in standard mode.
To verify that Microsoft Windows Installer is available on your computer:
- Click *Start, click ****Control Panel, double-click *Administrative Tools*, and then double-click *Services****.
- Look for *Windows Installer* in the list of results displayed in the Services window. The presence of Windows Installer in this list indicates that Windows Installer is indeed installed and available on your computer.