users can't run apps as Admin - what to do?

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  • Wei

    Issue 1: Check the installation log

    Issue 2: Give end users read/write access to the app registry key/Program files/AppData...etc

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  • tomt1999

    Thanks for the reply. On Issue 1, the installation log says ****.exe returned error code 0

    When I look up that Microsoft return codes, it says 0 means no errors. But PDQ says failed (even though it didn't).

    Can you be more specific with your solution to Issue 2, please? Do you mean edit the registry?

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  • Wei

    Check the success code of the step, make sure 0 is included 1 Or you can safely ignore it since the app is successfully installed. Is the return code from msiexec.exe?

    As for issue 2, I meant you needed to grant domain user read/write access to everything (registry key, application files, application data) that associated with your app. You can pull those information from Process Explorer (sysinternals tool). Once you have all those information, you can build a simple PowerShell script to "Set-Acl" to those things, and include it in your package.

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  • tomt1999

    Ok, cool. Issue 1 is resolved. Thanks for that. Starting on Issue 2...

    T

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  • Mike Pullen

    Tom, something like Cameyo free packager might help in a situation like this, if not to actually allow the app to run with Admin permissions (I've never tried that), at least to see what files and registry settings are used by the application...

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