Error when trying to install Microsoft Project 2003 on a Windows 7 machine


I have a Windows 7 laptop here, and when I attempt to install Microsoft Project 2003, I receive Error: 1719: The Windows Installer Service could not be accessed. This can occur if the Windows Installer in not correctly installed. I have tried to run sfc /scannow (did not help), I have ran msiexec /unreg & /regserver (this did not help either).

In the even viewer the Event 1000, Application error shows the faulting application name: msiexec.exe version 5.0.7600.16385 and the faulting module name: OLEAUT32.dll, version 6.1.7600.16567.

Does anyone have any ideas of how I can get around this? Thank you in advance!!
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jatremilloConnect With a Mentor Commented:
oleaut32.dll Version = 6.1.7600.16567 is part of the Microsoft Update KB982110.
Use expand:
1) to extract the MSU and the DLL from the CAB file
2) Get the SrpUxSnapIn.dll from your Windows DVD, then
3) replace the damaged files with the clean files.
4) Then try to reinstall the Project 2003, should work now.
5)If that doesnt work, then go to control panel ; administrative tools ; services ; find the windows installer service and verify that the startup is set to automatic and it is started, then retry then install for Project 2003.
acmiAuthor Commented:
I was able to go in and extract everything mentioned above however, when I try to copy over the SrpUxSnapIn.dll my access is denied because of the TrustedInstaller. Is there a way around this before I have to re-image the whole machine.
greyknight17Connect With a Mentor Commented:
Are you trying to copy that to one of the Windows system folders? You will need to take ownership of the folder in question. See here for detailed instructions on how to do this.
acmiAuthor Commented:
Thank you for both for all of your help. I ended up installing Microsoft Project 2010 and it installed without issue. I'm really not to sure what was going on with Microsoft Project 2003. Again, thank you for your help!
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