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12-06-2001, 01:00 AM
All,
Does any one know if the problem with IS 5.5.3 and IS6.2 where
InstallShield tries to load on Windows 2000 before checking if the user
logged in even has the rights to do so. [plain user, power user,
administrator]
This is an issue on Windows 2000 when a plain user is logged in. If
the user double clicks the 'setup.exe' file, Windows 2000 will pop up a
'Login As Other User' dialog box, so the plain user could login as a
Power User or a Administrator and continue the install. If you start the
setup.exe from a dos command prompt or pack the install into a self
extracting exe, Windows 2000 does not pop up this dialog box.
IS5.5.3 just displays the following error message 'Setup has detected
that UnInstallShield is in use.'
IS6.2 just displays the following 'Error installing iKernel.exe (0xa00)'

Neither of these messages clue in the user what is wrong.

Does InstallShield 7 perform this same way?
An answer from InstallShield would be appreciated.


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Please refer to these prior postings for more information.

Determining user rights on NT? December 3, 1999

how do you check iser rights on NT/Win2K? April 5, 2000

user rights - WHEN? April 19, 2000

Installation needs admin rights August 2, 2001

adding user rights August 6, 2001
(can't do this if InstallShield does not even load)

Administrative Rights during install November 12, 2001
--W2K will stop the user running any program called install.exe or
setup.exe if they do not have administrative rights. -- (
except from the command line or from self-extracting exe)

User Rights Checking - Continued November 16, 2001

Robert Fitzpatrick
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