Hey all, new to the board and searched for the following issue but did not come up with much.

I have moved away from capturing installations and moved to packing up MSI's. I have been running into the following issue:

Push MSI package with elevated rights. Software installs fine.
User logs into machine and opens the software. A mini-setup executes through Windows Installer. User receives rights errors.

Is there a good way to allow users to run the application the first time without opening up all future MSI installations?

Thanks!
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This 'mini-setup' is actually the MSI validating itself on the computer. If certain components aren't installed etc then it will attempt to 'repair' these settings.

The resolution to your problem all depends on how you are deploying the MSI to the computer, either Managed (Group Policy etc) or UnManaged (manual installation of MSI on computer etc).

You will need to look into using the ElevatedRights policy to enable the users to run the managed/unmanaged MSI using elevated rights.

http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/msi/setup/installing_a_package_with_elevated_privileges_for_a_non-admin.asp
Answered 04/14/2005 by: brenthunter2005
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