Whenever I try to uninstall or install a program on our Windows 2003 Enterprise server (x32), the process hangs and eats up an entire processor core until I kill the msiexec.exe process. Once the process is killed, I get the following error in the event viewer:
"Error 1719. The Windows Installer Service could not be accessed. This can occur if you are running Windows in safe mode, or if the Windows Installer is not correctly installed. Contact your support personnel for assistance."
I've run through all of the Microsoft repair steps I could find including these articles:
I've also updated the MSI Installer to 4.5 with no change. Does anyone have any other suggestions?