Asking for a password while uninstalling

My applcation uses username/password. I have built a MSI package for it.
I want to make sure that only the user who knows administration password can uninstall it.
That is, asking for adminitration password when some try to uninstall it.
What can I do?

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Posted by: siberian 15 years ago
Senior Yellow Belt
Any suggestion?
Posted by: bkelly 15 years ago
Red Belt
The solution would involve writing a custom action to prompt for the password if the package were being removed, if the password were wrong- you would abort the removal. Protecting your password may require hiding your custom action code in a DLL- you may be better off basing success on group membership instead. The closest thing to a quick answer here may be this: http://desktopengineertraining.com/msirestrictrun it is designed to restrict execution of an MSI (not removal) but the principal is the same- it should at least set you in the right direction.

Let us know how you decide to handle this!
Posted by: siberian 15 years ago
Senior Yellow Belt
It seems that I cannot use it(MSI Restrict Run) to prevent somebody from uninstalling my application?
I have look at custom actions. But can a custom action cancle unistallation?
I try custom actions in a deploy project of VS.NET. But it seems that custom actions are triggered AFTER install/uninstall?
May be I need Orca?
Posted by: siberian 15 years ago
Senior Yellow Belt
Just to say that I have created a custom action with condition "REMOVE=ALL" to resolve the problem.
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