Software Deployment Question

Can I shim Win 10 msiexec.exe (x86) and msiexec.exe (x64)?

06/22/2017 1564 views

I used Windows ADK and created a shim to "Run as Involker" for the file c:\windows\syswow64\msiexec.exe.  That is the only option I selected. Saved the file and then installed it.  But the app still pops UAC when it runs the msiexec.exe  I did show the details of the UAC and it does show the 32bit msiexec.exe is the one triggering the UAC

Just for grins I also created a shim for the x64 msiexec.exe file and installed it.  But, that didn't make a difference.

I have created several shims using the same process with 100% success, until now.  Is it possible for a shim to work for the msiexec.exe??

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I would say definitely not. 
it worked for other exe's that maybe required to 'run as invoker'(highest) and didn't really require security rights for files/registries etc. msiexec needs admin privileges to install msi's, that is a fact - shim doesn't give you that privilege.
If what you're trying would've worked, I'll have to say, it would've been a serious security issue for Microsoft.
Answered 06/23/2017 by: dragosCI
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