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Installing [Anything, I guess] in Vista RRS feed

  • Question

  • I bought a new harddrive and decided to install Vista on it.  The security has me totally baffled.  The first program I tried to install was office 2003 enterprise.  I installed it as myself, the administrator.  I found out that only someone called the "TrustedInstaller" has the right to write to C:\Windows\System32\ files!  The problem is that I have no Idea how to impersonate the TrustedInstaller. 

     

    WTF?

    Friday, July 27, 2007 2:17 AM

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  • Yeah, you cant adminstrate your own PC. MS wants you to enter your MSCE credentials before you can do anything to System32.

     

    Friday, July 27, 2007 3:30 PM
  • For legacy application installers not detected by Vista's Installer Detection Heuristics, you should right-click the executable and select Run As Administrator. That will cause vista to elevate the process via UAC and should allow the installer to complete successfully.

    Wednesday, August 1, 2007 8:24 AM