# 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

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