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who installed a software in windows.

Posted on 2009-05-11
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Hi all,

is there is any way to find out who is(username) installed a software in a machine(note the software might be a 3rd party software also).
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by:Lee W, MVP
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Check the ownership of the files that were installed.  (File Properties, Security).  Unless another user specifically took ownership of that file or the folder (or one of it's parents) that the file lives in, then the owner of the file is the one who put it there/installed it.
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Macros82 earned 500 total points
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yeah check in the application logs for any events from msi installer and there should be a user name attached :-)
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by:kumarnirmal
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Macros,

I have already checked the same but it doesn't show all the software installation list some of the 3rd party application doesn't showed in that application log list , i hope they are not using msi installer.
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