01/05/2010 4652 views
Many times in XP I had to create a package for a locked down environment. Using Wise Script Editor you can call a .DLL and basically mimic doing a "run as" for your commands and then RunAs DOMAIN\AdminUser. It works quite well. So a member of the USERS group can run the exe and install it.

Can you do the same thing in Windows 7 when the user is locked down via UAC? And if so how?
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A thorough learning of this topic will help....


The tool is Application Compatibility Toolkit.msi and you may install it to have fixes for Windows 7 MSI's.....eg..supress UAC...run exe as admin..... you got to read a lot...

Fixes are done using Compatibility Administrator and it creates a .sdb file which you need to install with your package. A little pain I know..but thats the only method I'm aware of.... Hope it helps.
Answered 01/07/2010 by: PackageExpert
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So.. in the end, you're allowing users to install apps? Sounds like you're effectively defeating the purpose of a locked down environment...
Answered 01/11/2010 by: elgwhoppo
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