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    Way to inform user they don't have admin privileges

    I have a suite installation with various packages, all but the prereq one requires elevated privileges. However if a non admin user tries to run the installer it doesn't report anything. It just skips to the end dialog. What would be the best way to get the message across?

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    I would just make the installer require admin privileges. This would prompt them to login as an admin if they are not, and should make it obvious it is necessary.

    Under "General Information" under "Summary Information Stream" set "Require Administrative privileges" to "yes".
    I think you will also want (if using Setup.exe) to set in "Releases" -> "Product Config" -> "Release 1" -> "Setup.exe" tab -> "Required Execution Level" to "Administrator"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamesbo View Post
    I would just make the installer require admin privileges. This would prompt them to login as an admin if they are not, and should make it obvious it is necessary.

    Under "General Information" under "Summary Information Stream" set "Require Administrative privileges" to "yes".
    I think you will also want (if using Setup.exe) to set in "Releases" -> "Product Config" -> "Release 1" -> "Setup.exe" tab -> "Required Execution Level" to "Administrator"

    Thanks but we've already done that. It still doesn't ask or prevent them from running it, it just behaves as I explained.

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    I'm having the same problem. Wondering if there's a solution.

    Even asking the user to right click and Run as Administrator isn't elevating the level.

    I try to set ALLUSERS = 1, but it doesn't change it from 0 so I can tell it's not running as Administrator. Not sure why selecting Run as Administrator doesn't work either..

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    Did you check the UAC level?

    The UAC level might be affecting this. If it's set to Never Notify - you wouldn't know that it's being elevated. If you check the system you are trying to install on and it is the lowest level. Try changing it to one above the lowest.

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