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What is the "User Privilege Service" and where did it come from?

What is the "User Privilege Service" and where did it come from?

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Old 3rd January 2007, 00:53
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Default What is the "User Privilege Service" and where did it come from?

This service has suddenly appeared on my XP Pro SP2 fully up to date system and I don't know why or what it does. I suddenly can't install programs either because it started saying that it can't read the MSI file.

What's going on?!
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Default Re: What is the "User Privilege Service" and where did it come from?

I see it in Google but I don't have it on my machines.

1) What is its "Path to executable:" ?

2) Have you tried stopping it / setting it to Manual / Disabled?
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Default Re: What is the "User Privilege Service" and where did it come from?

It's set to Manual and it's not started... but do I NEED it started?

Any ideas on the "Unable to Install" problem? I literally cannot install ANYTHING which uses an MSI file; it fails and says it can't read the MSI file. I was snooping around looking for hints to that problem, when I came across the User Privilege Service.
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path to Exe is C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs and it has no dependencies.
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Default Re: What is the "User Privilege Service" and where did it come from?

So I'm interested in the link between the MSI issue and this service. I take it you've started the service and the problem remains? I also take it you've done the requisite ad-ware / mal-ware scan. And I'm sure you installed from an MSI in the past month or two.

This is quite odd. Is this a domain or workgroup machine? Anything else you can add? I realize you've latched on to this service but what if it is irrelevant to your MSI issue?

Grasping at straws...
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Default Re: What is the "User Privilege Service" and where did it come from?

Nothing else to add as yet; I'm currently in the middle of an EWIDO/AVG scan. It's a workgroup machine (my home PC) so I'm a little worried/pensive/lip-chewingly worried.
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EWIDO/AVG was clear. So - I'm not worried about malware. BLEAH.

I hate these odd little problems...
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Default Re: What is the "User Privilege Service" and where did it come from?

Could it be a permissions issue? Are the MSI files you tested stored in the same directory?
Any changes to the Local Policy?
(grasping at straws as well )
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Default Re: What is the "User Privilege Service" and where did it come from?

Another thought. Is the MSI in a nice, easy directory like C:\Temp or on a network share, subst'd drive, path with strange characters in the name?

I have had problems in the past installing some MSI's from strange places. Copied to C:\Temp and the install worked fine.

And I take it the MSI will install on another machine (file not corrupted).
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Default Re: What is the "User Privilege Service" and where did it come from?

"The MSI" is about 5 different ones from different sources. They are stored in separate folders in G:\Tom\Other Setups\New

All have worked before.

I have just re-installed Windows Installer 3.1 V2 from the Microsoft Site. Still the same.

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