|Q108201: How Do I Install the Windows Installer Engine on My Computer?|
As a troubleshooting step to guarantee proper installation, you may need to make sure that the Windows Installer Service is properly installed on your computer. Installations that are based on the Windows Installer Service require the MSI engine to be installed properly to ensure smooth installation. Most installations based on the Windows Installer Service automatically install the MSI engine on the computer prior to running the installation. In case of an error or other unexpected behavior, you may need to install the MSI engine manually. This article walks you through the process of:
Note: Windows XP already contains Windows Installer version 2.0. Thus, you should not have to install the Windows Installer Service (MSI engine) on Windows XP.
Locate or download the Windows Installer Service engine
Follow these steps to obtain the Windows Installer engine to install the service on your computer.
To install the Windows Installer engine, double-click on the file InstmsiA.exe on Windows 9.x /ME or InstmsiW.exe on Windows NT/2000. The installation will not display any dialogs with the exception of a progress bar indicating the installation progress.
|Last Modified Date: 10-02-2007ID: Q108201|