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3rd October 2008, 09:40 AM #1
Minimum right to install software
I want to setup a new user so I donít have to use the administrators details to install software on the domain machines. What the minimum rights this new user would need to allow installs?
3rd October 2008, 10:03 AM #2
Depends on the software - I've just had to make our "install" user a Domain Admin to get the Adobe CS3 silent install to complete okay.
Originally Posted by Jobos
3rd October 2008, 10:46 AM #3
- Rep Power
Is there a way of running MSIs as administrator? I haven't noticed "Run As..." in the context menu, like there is for exes.
3rd October 2008, 10:50 AM #4
If you make a shortcut to the msi you may be able to run as from the advanced properties for the shortcut?
3rd October 2008, 11:20 AM #5
You can install MSIs from the commandline using the Windows installer, "msiexec.exe". You can probably run that executable as an admin user, or run the command from a batch file. I'd recommend AutoIt - it has a RunAs keyword that lets you run a command as a different user.
Originally Posted by BBrian
An example commandline for msiexec might be:
msiexec /i P:\AdobeAcrobat\9.Pro\AcroPro.msi /qb-
Or with a transform too:
msiexec /i P:\AdobeAcrobat\9.Pro\AcroPro.msi /T P:\AdobeAcrobat\9.Pro\AcroPro.mst /qb-
Just type "msiexec" by itself to get up a help screen.
Last edited by dhicks; 3rd October 2008 at 11:24 AM.
Reason: Un-escaped command line copy-and-pasted from Perl script.
3rd October 2008, 06:21 PM #6
You're "supposed" to be able to install as a Power User, but more often than not, something in the install will complain. There is a specific permission, "somewhere", called "install" or similar, that controls this.
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