?
Solved

Create Assigned Permissions Via an Installer

Posted on 2007-11-30
1
Medium Priority
?
236 Views
Last Modified: 2008-02-01
I have a MSI package that I need to create to be installed on a lot of machines globally for 2000 different clients.   The packaging guy does not know what he is going but story being is that the MSI package does not give out the correct rights and permissions.

Using Wise or other installers etc.  If installed under local admin rights can the installer grant permissions to certain folders for everyone or that particular users, for  the program files or registry keys so that when the user logs on with their no priverlages account that user will be able to do what they like to the application.

Is this a standard feature of packaging.
0
Comment
Question by:ncomper
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
1 Comment
 
LVL 29

Accepted Solution

by:
matrixnz earned 1500 total points
ID: 20387103
By Default, permissions are commonly not set by the application but by the ntfs permissions already on those folders, so for e.g. when you install to Program Files as a Administrator, the application folder inherits the permissions set on Program Files this is commonly:
Users: Read
Administrators: Full

You can set permissions to folders and registry within the MSI if you wish, very easy if using Admin Studio or the like, otherwise you could use something like InnoSetup to wrap your application and also assign the permissions.

InnoSetup http://www.jrsoftware.org

Cheers
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Subnet Calculator

The subnet calculator helps you design networks by taking an IP address and network mask and returning information such as network, broadcast address, and host range.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

One of the frequent problems with the installations is when some file or registry entry is not removed from the system upon un-installation of the product. Clean removal is always highly desirable. One major reason for that is badly authored inst…
With User Account Control (UAC) enabled in Windows 7, one needs to open an elevated Command Prompt in order to run scripts under administrative privileges. Although the elevated Command Prompt accomplishes the task, the question How to run as script…
In this video we outline the Physical Segments view of NetCrunch network monitor. By following this brief how-to video, you will be able to learn how NetCrunch visualizes your network, how granular is the information collected, as well as where to f…
Do you want to know how to make a graph with Microsoft Access? First, create a query with the data for the chart. Then make a blank form and add a chart control. This video also shows how to change what data is displayed on the graph as well as form…

764 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question