Deploy software that need admin elevation? RRS feed

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  • I tried to install the Java 6 update 30 executable. It stalls when the update runs and the only way to cancel seems to be to reboot the computer. What I've read is that it's a UAC problem, the installation triggers an escalation behind the scenes and nothing more happens?

    My genereal question is, does the SCE "run as" account need to be elevated after the update client runs if it is a software installation that need administrative permissions?

    What is the recommended way of installing software that needs administrative permissions?

    • Edited by Molotch Friday, January 20, 2012 1:27 PM spelling
    Friday, January 20, 2012 1:24 PM





    Please check if there are any errors in the “%windir%/windowsupdate.log”. Please also review the “Deployment Status” of the software package.


    Meanwhile, please double check the package and ensure the installation package is valid and the parameter is proper. When creating the package, please don’t select the “Publish Update(s) to ‘Add/Remove Programs’” option:


    How to Create and Deploy a Software Package in Essentials



    Considering this package is from Java, it is also recommended that you go to Java Support for help:


    Java Help Center


    Note: Microsoft provides third-party contact information to help you find technical support. This contact information may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this third-party contact information.



    Nicholas Li

    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by Molotch Tuesday, January 24, 2012 2:53 PM
    Tuesday, January 24, 2012 3:23 AM