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  • Question

  • When software is right clicked and run as administrator, it is not installed for the non-admin user who has logged in. But same can be seen from admin's account ie., software will be installed for admin. 

    If non-admin user uses the option of running as administrator, does it install only for admin?

     


    • Edited by NikithaBM Wednesday, February 3, 2016 6:42 AM
    Wednesday, February 3, 2016 6:41 AM

Answers

  • Hi,

    Some software needs administrator group to install. When you are a standard user and you could not install it, you need to enable User Account Control, that will allow you to type administrator credential when you install the software in standard user account. 

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/turn-user-account-control-on-off#1TC=windows-7

    Also, you could add the your current account into administrator group. Please type "netplwiz" in search box and enter, then choose your account and click "Properties". After that, in "Group membership" tab, choose "Administrator".

    Hope it will be helpful to you.

    Best Regards,

    Simon 


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    Thursday, February 4, 2016 2:54 AM
  • In addition to Simon Wang's post, you need to perform a tweak in Registry to enable administrator privilege, in case you're trying to install from MSI package. Refer the link for more information:

    http://www.howtogeek.com/178826/how-to-force-an-msi-package-to-install-using-administrator-mode/

    If you're still facing the issue, kindly share the error message you see while executing the installer.

    If it's MSI and you're facing issue, even after enabling administrator mode, kindly perform the following:

    1. Go to Start.

    2. Type cmd.

    3. Press Ctrl+Shift+Enter (to run in elevated or administrator mode).

    4. Type the following command and go through the installation process.

    msiexec /i <path to msiexec>.msi /l*xv install.log

    For example, msiexec /i C:\test.msi /l*xv install.log

    This will generate install.log with the complete details of any module causing any issue.


    Balaji Kundalam

    Thursday, February 11, 2016 4:34 AM

All replies

  • if you run as with admin previlage then you must able to install, probably i would think UAC is enabled for your interactive logon so you must disable UAC and try for installing software using run as administrator ( With administor account)
    Wednesday, February 3, 2016 6:57 AM
  • Hi,

    Some software needs administrator group to install. When you are a standard user and you could not install it, you need to enable User Account Control, that will allow you to type administrator credential when you install the software in standard user account. 

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/turn-user-account-control-on-off#1TC=windows-7

    Also, you could add the your current account into administrator group. Please type "netplwiz" in search box and enter, then choose your account and click "Properties". After that, in "Group membership" tab, choose "Administrator".

    Hope it will be helpful to you.

    Best Regards,

    Simon 


    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help, and unmark the answers if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.

    Thursday, February 4, 2016 2:54 AM
  • In addition to Simon Wang's post, you need to perform a tweak in Registry to enable administrator privilege, in case you're trying to install from MSI package. Refer the link for more information:

    http://www.howtogeek.com/178826/how-to-force-an-msi-package-to-install-using-administrator-mode/

    If you're still facing the issue, kindly share the error message you see while executing the installer.

    If it's MSI and you're facing issue, even after enabling administrator mode, kindly perform the following:

    1. Go to Start.

    2. Type cmd.

    3. Press Ctrl+Shift+Enter (to run in elevated or administrator mode).

    4. Type the following command and go through the installation process.

    msiexec /i <path to msiexec>.msi /l*xv install.log

    For example, msiexec /i C:\test.msi /l*xv install.log

    This will generate install.log with the complete details of any module causing any issue.


    Balaji Kundalam

    Thursday, February 11, 2016 4:34 AM