PRB: Error "The System Cannot Find the Path Specified" When You Install an MSI File


When you try to install an .msi file, you may receive the following error message in the System event log:
DCOM got error "The system cannot find the path specified.
" attempting to start the service MSIServer with arguments "
" in order to run the server:


This error can occur when the ImagePath registry key does not point to the correct location of Msiexec.exe.


To resolve this problem, follow these steps:

  1. From the Start menu, click Run, type regedt32.exe, and then click OK to open Registry Editor.
  2. Locate the following key in the registry:
  3. Make sure the ImagePath key has the following value:
    C:\WINNT\system32\msiexec.exe /V
  4. After changing this value, make sure that the Windows Installer NT service is started.

ID do Artigo: 309282 - Última Revisão: 24 de mar de 2009 - Revisão: 1