If you want to enable or disable Windows Installer Service on Windows 11 but don’t know how to do that, then, you come to the right place. Besides, this post from MiniTool introduces other information about the Windows Installer Service. Now, keep on your reading.

What Is Windows Installer Service

Windows Installer Service is also called msiserver. The installation processes of the Windows operating system are managed by this service. Windows Installer Service is used to store application settings and installation information. In addition, it helps to track the locations of file groups, registry keys, and shortcuts that have been installed in the system. What’s more, it can add, modify, and delete applications, functions, and much other content.

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How to Enable/Disable Windows Installer Service on Windows 11

Now, let’s see how to enable or disable Windows Installer Service on Windows 11. There are 3 ways available.

Way 1: Via Services

How to enable Windows Installer Service on Windows 11? The first method is to use Services. Here are steps:

Step 1: In the Start menu search bar, type services. msc and press the Enter key.

Step 2: The list of services will be displayed. Right-click the Windows Installer Service and select Properties.

Step 3: Under Startup type, select Automatic and click the Start button to enable it.

click the Start button to enable it

How to disable Windows Installer Service on Windows 11? You can follow the steps below:

Step 1: Open the Services application again. Find the Windows Installer Service and select it.

Step 2: Choose Properties and select Disabled from the Startup type box.

Step 3: Restart the computer.

Way 2: Via Registry Editor

The second method to enable or disable Windows Installer Service on Windows 11 is via Registry Editor. Follow the guide below:

Step 1: Press the Windows logo key and the R key at the same time to open the Run dialog.

Step 2: Type regedit and then press Enter to open Registry Editor. You’ll be prompted for permission and please click Yes to open it.>

Step 3: Follow the path to locate the correct system files:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\msiserver

go to the path

Step 4: Right-click the Start item in the right panel to choose the Modify... option.

Step 5: Set the Value data to the following based on your needs:

Automatic: 2

Manual: 3

Disabled: 4

Automatic (Delayed Start): 2

Step 6: You need to click OK to save the changes.

Way 3: Via Command Prompt

You can also try to enable or disable Windows Installer Service via Command Prompt. Here is how to do that:

Step 1: Press Windows + R, type cmd in Run box, and press Ctrl + Shift + Enter. Click Yes in the pop-up User Account Control window to run Command Prompt as administrator.

Step 2: Type the following command and press Enter to enable the Windows Installer service.

net start MSIServer

Step 3: You can change the startup type of Windows Installer Service with the following command.

Automatic: REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\MSIServer" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 2 /f

Manual: REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\MSIServer" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 3 /f

Disabled: REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\MSIServer" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 4 /f

Automatic (Delayed Start): REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\MSIServer" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 2 /f

Final Words

This post has introduced information about Windows Installer Service. You can know how to enable Windows Installer Service and how to disable Windows Installer Service.

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