Windows Installer... Server 2012 R2

Inayat Meera 21 Reputation points

Hello all As a new member, I am we ran into a problem and stuck with this below message on the Server while installing/uninstalling any software... "Another program is being installed. Please wait until that installation is complete, and then try to install the software again" with Windows Server 2012 R2. I am searching online but no luck yet. Any advise would be appreciated. Thank you, Inayat

Windows Server 2012
Windows Server 2012
A Microsoft server operating system that supports enterprise-level management, data storage, applications, and communications.
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  1. Sunny Qi 10,746 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor


    Thanks for posting in Q&A platform.

    Please try to stop the Windows Installer Service first, it may be caused by windows is installing updates in the backgroud.

    And here is a similar thread and articles discussed before, kindly check if methods in them are helpful:

    Windows Installer always says “Another program is being installed”

    FIX: Another program is being installed… Installer error
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  1. Dave Patrick 353.7K Reputation points MVP

    Might check for and delete

    then reboot.

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