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Windows 8 - User access control - command line installs.

Hi all,

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?
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Hi.

This Problem was present with Vista and win7 also.
Do you know what elevation is, or where should we start?
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THanks McKnife having previously built and deployed a windows 7 unattended build im more than aware of elevation, however I was able to get past most issues with windows 7 by simply dropping the UAC to its lowest setting. Rebooting and continuing. However with windows 8 this doesn't seem to be the case.

It doesnt appear that I can install anything silently via command without running the following

C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe /c %windir%\System32\reg.exe ADD HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System /v EnableLUA /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
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Hi MJB2011.

I hope I could help you. If you need more info, just say, as the C grade indicates that my solution was explicitly lacking information.
I have a system agent I would like to install on 59 desktops in separate workgroups (no domain). The installer is .msi with no prompts. I would like to deploy the software remotely and run with a batch file. UAC stops the install with a prompt for user interaction to agree to run the software. I am not terribly familiar with ELEVATION but I have tried to run the installer from an ADMIN command line.