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How can I prompt for a password when installing software?

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February 27, 2011 4:45:26 PM

Hi everyone,

My friend was asking me if there was a way to prompt for a password when installing software.
I suggested to create a limited account apart from his administrative account. In doing this, I know that it will not allow the limited account to install software and will prompt for an administrative password. He would rather have everything located under one account, but I am not sure how to do that.

Is there a way to prompt the user for a password when installing software, without creating a separate "limited" account?
My friend is using Windows 7

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March 21, 2011 6:57:59 PM

Tell him to enable the UAC (User Account Control), and create a whitelist if possible (I don't use UAC so I'm not sure if it has that feature).
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March 22, 2011 8:11:09 PM

You can have something similar to what he wants. You would still need 2 accounts though, but don't have to switch between the two.

Setup a regular user, and when you need to run something as an administrator, right-click on it and select "Run As.." from the options. This will work for pretty much any program and installer.
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