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I have been asked to install software.msi over a network to a group of users as they logon. My issue is that they also need admin rights to install this software. I have tried using runas command but it askes the user to input a password. I have also tried using MSIEXEC but still stating user has not enough privalages. Giving users admin rights accross the network or locally is also no an option. Help please!


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Are these systems in a domain? Can't you just use a group policy? – Zoredache Jun 8 '10 at 16:20
You are using a group policy for the user's Organizational Unit to deploy the msi? What is your server OS? What are the OSs of the clients? – Campo Jun 8 '10 at 16:21
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If you have Group Policy available, use the "Always install with elevated privileges" option: User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Windows Installer.

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Thanks mate you pushed me in the right direction and i think i have this sorted now, Cheers – Andy Jun 9 '10 at 11:08

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