I am unable to install/update Parallels Tools in Windows XP virtual machine. Parallels Tools Installation Agent stops installation at 15%.
When I go to C:\Windows\Temp and I open the most recent Parallels Tools log, e.g. parallels-tools-setup.20130514_132240, I see only several strings (the log is almost empty) and I find the following error message:
Failed to connect to server. Error: 0x80040154
Windows Installer corruption
Please follow this article: The Windows Installer Service Could Not Be Accessed - section Resolution.
NOTE: If you receive an output 'msiexec.exe is not recognized as an internal or external command', please follow this article: How to fix “not recognized as an internal or external command” in Windows