I need an application to wrap an msi so users with regular rights can install an approved program

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I need to have users in our enterprise that do not have local admin rights to their laptops install a small applicaiton.  I had used RunAsUser in the past with success, but now it keeps erroring out with:  CreatProcesswithLogonW() failed with error 87.

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If it's an MSI, you can push it with Group Policy which get around the permission issues.

Also, you can push it with a STARTUP script (not a LOGIN script).  Startup scripts run under the system context and won't have a permission problem.

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Yes.

I apologize for not giving my complete scenario.  The group in quesiton are remote users that do not log into the network regularly.

Thank you for your assistance.
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Do they connect with VPN? Can use PSExec to run the installs remotely, using your creds.....

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Yes the users connect using VPN.  I just took a quick look at PSExec.  Looks like a ver useful tool.  On my initial look, I did not see an automated approach to get this out.  My initial concept was to have a pre-packaged executable that provides installation permissions to the regular users.  Am I missing a feature with PSExec that would provide me with that option?
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It runs under the context of the user LAUNCHING psexec, regardless of what the target account's perms are.......

So if your ID has Admin rights under the target, and you run PSEXEC on YOUR machine, it will launch on the REMOTE PC with YOUR credentials.....

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If the app REQUIRES a user to be logged in for the install, then it wont work probably...... Not many apps require that though, they will configure on first launch/login........

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