"Windows Installer - msiexec.exe" Service on Windows 8

Q

What is "Windows Installer" in my Windows 8 service list? And how is "Windows Installer" service related to msiexec.exe?

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A

"Windows Installer" is a Windows 8 service that Adds, modifies, and removes applications provided as a Windows Installer or APPX package (*.msi, *.msp, *.appx). . "Windows Installer" service is provided by msiexec.exe program file.

Detailed information on "Windows Installer" service:

Service name: msiserver
Display name: Windows Installer
Execution command: C:\Windows\system32\msiexec.exe /V
Dependencies: {rpcss}

"Windows Installer" service is provided by a program called: msiexec.exe:

Name: msiexec.exe
Location: C:\Windows\system32\msiexec.exe
Description: Windowsr installer
File version: 5.0.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247)
Size: 124416 bytes
Modified: 7/26/2012 3:08:34 AM UTC

Disabling "Windows Installer" service should not cause any issues when running Windows 8 system.

 

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