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Create Assigned Permissions Via an Installer

Posted on 2007-11-30
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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.
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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

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