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Start Windows Installer service in safemode

Problem

Sometimes we need to remove an application in safe mode as we cannot get into full blown windows this cannot normally be done as the services required are not started in safemode.

 

 

Resolution

By default this is disabled, simpley add the key below and reboot into safemode and the installer service is enabled.

You can then add and remove software with no problems

REG ADD “HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\SafeBoot\Minimal\MSIServer” /VE /T REG_SZ /F /D “Service”

Tags: Install Apps, Windows, Windows Installer

Allen White

Allen is a Consultant for ITPS in the North East of England and holds the following accreditations. MCSA, MCSE, MCTS, MCITP, CCA, CCSP, VCP 4,5 and HP ASE, AIS - Network Infrastructure.

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