Is it possible to see which permissions an application installer needs while it is running? I'm thinking sort of like a debugger or monitor to see what windows is checking for.
The situation is that we have an in-house developed windows app that updates itself regularly, and users have always been running under local admin accounts so that this update works. I find that to be a bit too much for my liking and would like to grant only the necessary permissions for this installer to work properly.
It may be impossible for me to change the behavior of the installer, or to even examine the steps that it is taking directly.
Is it possible to see exactly which permissions windows is stopping at while running this installer?
I've been able to determine that the installer needs write access to
C:\Windows\System32 because of specific error messages, but after that, it stops at a rather generic "You do not have access to make the required system configuration modifications. Please rerun this installation from an administrators account."