troubleshooting Question

not able to run MSI as local system on Windows 10. I can on Win 7

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We use a custom application. So we have a service on user's computers that runs as local system.

It is working on Window 7 machine. So there is an executable that you run, and then it will run MSI that will run under system context because it calls the service that is running as Local System.

So, I should be able to run Appname.exe even from the regular user prompt because Appname.exe calls MSI that runs as local system.

Now this works on Windows 7 when I run Appname.exe as a regular user. But when I login as regular user it doesn't work on Windows 10

On Win 10, if I login as Local Administrator and run Appname.exe from the command prompt - this works.

The question is. What is in Win 10 that is different from Win 7 so that I can't run MSI as local system from the regular prompt and need to be a local admin.

Thank you very much.
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