When you attempt to install the Windows Installer 3.0 redistributable package, the event log records an error that is similar to:
Event Source: Service Control Manager
Event Category: None
Event ID: 7023
Description: The Windows Installer service terminated with the following error: Overlapped I/O operation is in progress.</b>
To recover from the registry corruption:
1. Open a CMD.EXE window.
2. Type the following command and press Enter:
To avoid this situation, use a script to install the Windows Installer 3.0 redistributable package, similar to:
for /f "Tokens=4" %%v in ('filever /A /D %SystemRoot%\System32\msi.dll') do (
if "%cv%" LSS "3.0.3790.2538" "\\Server\Share\WindowsInstaller-KB884016-v2-x86.exe"