Windows 8 - User access control - command line installs.
Posted on 2013-12-04
Just started using Windows 8 for testing on my domain. Before starting an unattended build through CCM Im just installing software to test compatibility.
One issue that I have come across is not being able to run silent command line installs. Even with a simple command line install of a MSI file with a /q im getting nothing. I right click and run as administrator (though logged in as a administrator) - nothing.
OK, so I thought it must be the UAC. I turn this down to its lowest setting and repeat the process. Still nothing.
Finally i run disable the UAC completely via the registry and Hooray it worked!
This seems a little extreme in order to get a command line silent install to work.
Can anyone shed any light on this?