MSI Package in User Config is not installing with elevated admin privliges
Posted on 2008-10-01
Computer is XP SP3 and Domain is 2003 R2 SP2.
I have a program that comes as an *.msi that I would like to install under the User and NOT the Computer.
I have the package set under User Configuration, set as Assigned, with the Uninstall out of Scope selected.
Also, I have even tried this with the policy "Always install with elevated privileges" Enabled in BOTH the "User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Windows Installer" and the "Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Windows Installer" locations.
When installed with a non-admin user, the program seems to partially install. It will show up in the PC's Add/Remove Programs, but with the generic icon (similar to a msi icon) and the program does not function properly; but everything "thinks" it installed fully.
When I make that user a local admin, the program fully and properly installs. It shows up in the PC's Add/Remove Programs with the proper logo of the company that made it, and everything works as it should.
Any help to get this to install as a regular user instead of one with admin rights, is greatly appreciated.