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The Windows Modules Installer Service keeps starting and stopping.

Friday, December 12th, 2014

While checking a performance issue on a Windows 2008 server; I noticed the system log had these messages logged every three minutes or so.

The Windows Modules Installer service entered the running state.
The Windows Error Reporting Service service entered the running state.
The start type of the Windows Modules Installer service was changed from /
   demand start to auto start.
The start type of the Windows Modules Installer service was changed from /
   auto start to demand start.
The Windows Modules Installer service entered the stopped state.
The Windows Error Reporting Service service entered the stopped state.

The application log showed these messages roughly the same period of time (I didn’t seriously compare):

Windows(R) Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) failed a request to connect to /
   Active Directory Domain Services(R) for Windows user <domain\user>.
Without the corresponding UNIX identity of the Windows user, the user cannot access /
   Network File System (NFS) shared resources.
Verify that the Windows user is in Active Directory Domain Services and has access permissions.

I spoke to the users and they reported a previous experiment with NFS and they no longer needed the NFS service or client anymore. I removed the role and disabled the two services (server needed a reboot but it was in use).

The messages stopped.

Not sure why the modules installer was getting invoked and it wasn’t worth researching at this point.

I may look into it later.