# Group Policy Software Installation

Is there a way when making a group policy object to install an MSI that you can have this install run as administrator on the computers?

Trying to run a fix that needs to be run as administrator to install.

Thank you.

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You have setup a Computer policy right? You aren't trying to deploy with a User Policy? –  Zoredache Oct 17 '12 at 20:03
I have it under computer configuration, policies, software settings, software installation –  Alex Zmaczynski Oct 17 '12 at 20:26
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## 1 Answer

No. It runs as SYSTEM and this behavior cannot be changed. In almost all cases, this is plenty to install any piece of software.

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Any suggestions to push something out then that needs to be installed on roughly 500 machines... –  Alex Zmaczynski Oct 17 '12 at 19:52
First of all, are you sure that running it as SYSTEM won't do what you need it to do? –  MDMarra Oct 17 '12 at 19:58
I'm fairly new to this, and this is my first time setting up an MSI for installation for I'm not sure if I am running it as SYSTEM. How do I go about checking that? –  Alex Zmaczynski Oct 17 '12 at 20:28
You can test this by downloading a copy of psexec from the sysinternal tools and running psexec -s msiexec /i c:\path\to\your\file.msi. If it installs correctly this way, you can use GPO Software Deployment. –  MDMarra Oct 17 '12 at 21:55
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