Windows Installer Service could not be accessed

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by csiro, Jul 15, 2008.

  1. csiro

    csiro Guest

    When I try to install programs I get the error:
    "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".

    I am running Vista x64 and have downloaded Windows Installer 4.5 hoping that
    this would fix the problem, but unfortunately it did not. I now have 3
    programs I cannot install - one being a Microsoft program. On the Microsoft
    program I got "Error 1719" before the above text.

    Can someone please come up with a solution for me?
     
    csiro, Jul 15, 2008
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  2. Mark L. Ferguson, Jul 15, 2008
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  3. csiro

    Greg Guest

    I have the same problem and have already followed the guidelones on that
    page. At least one package (iTunes) goes to 90%+ complete and then complains
    it can't access the installer eve though obviously it has been running all
    along. I have downloaded and istalled the latest 4.5+ version.

    Services shows the process unning and if I type msiexec a dialog with
    command line options comes up. I did the registry update suggested in the
    article but it didn't fix anything. Very annoying and potentially dangerous
    that I cannot install anything that uses the Windiws installer.

    Any other suggestions?

    Greg
     
    Greg, Sep 22, 2008
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  4. Mark L. Ferguson, Sep 22, 2008
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  5. csiro

    Greg Guest

    I have seen that article and tried some of the methods even though they apply
    to XP, not Vista, but with no luck.

    I havge trie both 32 and 64 bit programs and none install that need Windows
    Installer.

    Greg
     
    Greg, Sep 23, 2008
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