"Windows Installer - msiexec.exe" Service on Windows Server 2008

Q

What is "Windows Installer" in my Windows Server 2008 service list? And how is "Windows Installer" service related to msiexec.exe?

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A

"Windows Installer" is a Windows Server 2008 service that "Adds, modifies, and removes applications provided as a Windows Installer (*.msi) package. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start." "Windows Installer" service is provided by msiexec.exe EXE file.

Detailed information on "Windows Installer" service:

Service name: msiserver
Display name: Windows Installer
Execution command: C:\Windows\system32\msiexec.exe /V
Start type: Automatic
Service status: Stopped
Dependencies:
   Remote Procedure Call (RPC)

Disabling "Windows Installer" service may cause issues when running Windows Server 2008 system.

 

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