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Anonymous
July 8, 2005 12:07:01 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.active_directory (More info?)

I'm trying to assign an .msi package to a user who is a member of the local
"users" security group on a Windows XP machine. The .msi package is being
assigned properly (when the user logs in the installation occurs and icons
are showing up on the start menu and desktop) but when the user attempts to
run the application and finish the installation it is failing. I have read
numerous articles about this process and every one of them indicates that the
software will be install when the user clicks on the new icons. the problem
here is that because the user is in the local "users" group he cannot install
the software.

My understanding was that the software installation would run in the system
context as it is being assigned by group policy. Am I doing something wrong
here? How can I allow users whom are members of the local "users" group the
ability to install assigned applications?

Thanks for the help!
--
Ryan Lara
Anonymous
July 11, 2005 4:12:32 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.active_directory (More info?)

Hi Ryan,

Pls try to check the event viewer for related log.

br,
Denis

"Ryan Lara" <RyanLara@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:5C641094-CD15-4EAF-BF3A-39B281A4BEA6@microsoft.com...
> I'm trying to assign an .msi package to a user who is a member of the
local
> "users" security group on a Windows XP machine. The .msi package is being
> assigned properly (when the user logs in the installation occurs and icons
> are showing up on the start menu and desktop) but when the user attempts
to
> run the application and finish the installation it is failing. I have read
> numerous articles about this process and every one of them indicates that
the
> software will be install when the user clicks on the new icons. the
problem
> here is that because the user is in the local "users" group he cannot
install
> the software.
>
> My understanding was that the software installation would run in the
system
> context as it is being assigned by group policy. Am I doing something
wrong
> here? How can I allow users whom are members of the local "users" group
the
> ability to install assigned applications?
>
> Thanks for the help!
> --
> Ryan Lara
Anonymous
July 16, 2005 5:08:02 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.active_directory (More info?)

You can try and set a Group Policy setting for Windows Installer
"Always install with elevated privileges"

For more information see:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/libr...


"Denis Wong @ Hong Kong" wrote:

> Hi Ryan,
>
> Pls try to check the event viewer for related log.
>
> br,
> Denis
>
> "Ryan Lara" <RyanLara@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:5C641094-CD15-4EAF-BF3A-39B281A4BEA6@microsoft.com...
> > I'm trying to assign an .msi package to a user who is a member of the
> local
> > "users" security group on a Windows XP machine. The .msi package is being
> > assigned properly (when the user logs in the installation occurs and icons
> > are showing up on the start menu and desktop) but when the user attempts
> to
> > run the application and finish the installation it is failing. I have read
> > numerous articles about this process and every one of them indicates that
> the
> > software will be install when the user clicks on the new icons. the
> problem
> > here is that because the user is in the local "users" group he cannot
> install
> > the software.
> >
> > My understanding was that the software installation would run in the
> system
> > context as it is being assigned by group policy. Am I doing something
> wrong
> > here? How can I allow users whom are members of the local "users" group
> the
> > ability to install assigned applications?
> >
> > Thanks for the help!
> > --
> > Ryan Lara
>
>
>
!