Windows 2k Installer


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Chris

Whenever I go to install a program that uses the Windows
2000 Installer such as, Microsoft Office, I get the error:

"The Windows Installer Service could not be accessed.
This can occur if you are running Windows in safe mode, or
if the Windows Installer is not correctly installed.
Contact your support personnel for assistance."

How would I fix this? No I am not running in safe mode.
Please email me or reply to this message a.s.a.p. Thanks

-Chris
 
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Torgeir Bakken (MVP)

Chris said:
Whenever I go to install a program that uses the Windows
2000 Installer such as, Microsoft Office, I get the error:

"The Windows Installer Service could not be accessed.
This can occur if you are running Windows in safe mode, or
if the Windows Installer is not correctly installed.
Contact your support personnel for assistance."

How would I fix this? No I am not running in safe mode.
Hi

Try the methods one by one outlined here to fix Windows Installer problems in
Win2k and NT4:

PRB: Incorrect Default DCOM Settings Cause Windows Installer to Stop Responding

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;EN-US;319624


After running through the four points above, also try this from Start/Run:

msiexec /regserver


If that doesn't solve your problem, and you have MSI 2.0 installed, downgrade
to version 1.1 (somewhat messy), and then install MSI 2.0 again:

Downgrading Windows Installer (Win2k):
http://desktopengineer.com/article.php?story=20020710141950674
 
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The Spirit

Chris said:
Whenever I go to install a program that uses the Windows
2000 Installer such as, Microsoft Office, I get the error:

"The Windows Installer Service could not be accessed.
This can occur if you are running Windows in safe mode, or
if the Windows Installer is not correctly installed.
Contact your support personnel for assistance."

How would I fix this? No I am not running in safe mode.
Please email me or reply to this message a.s.a.p. Thanks

-Chris

http://support.microsoft.com/search/default.aspx?Catalog=LCID=1033&CDID=EN-US-KB&PRODLISTSRC=ON&Product=&KeywordType=ALL&Titles=false&numDays=&maxResults=25&Queryl=Installer+service&Query=Installer+service&QuerySource=gsfxSearchRt_Query&srchExtraQry=Windows+2000

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