Monday, May 9, 2016

Start MSI installer in Safe Mode

To end the frustration of reading tens of posts to figure out how to start the MSI server in safe mode it's really quite simple.

Go to an administrative command prompt:
REG ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\SafeBoot\Minimal\MSIServer" /VE /T REG_SZ /F /D "Service"
REG ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\SafeBoot\Network\MSIServer" /VE /T REG_SZ /F /D "Service"
net start msiserver

Yep, that's it.

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