Installer fails: The Windows Installer Service could not be accessed RRS feed

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  • On a fresh installed Windows  Server6.0.6002 I attempt to install an application created with Visual Studio 2008. We receive an error messge "The Windows Installer Service could not be accessed." The Windows Installer service is running.

    How can I install a programm created with Visual Studio 2008 on a Windows Server?

    Thursday, January 13, 2011 1:48 PM


  • There might be something wrong with the Windows Installer service on that system.   Try your install on another system (a Virtual Machine would be good) and see if it works or not.

    If you're unlucky, there's a virus or trojan on the server. Screwing up the Windows Installer service is what many of them do to stop you installing something to get the virus deleted.

    Phil Wilson
    Friday, January 14, 2011 7:46 PM

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