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MSI Installer in Windows 2008 and Vista

Written by admin. Posted in Microsoft

You may find with the new secuity trimming in windows 2008 and Vista that MSI no longer work. If you are experencing this issue it has been most likely been caused by the Always Install MSI with Elevated Privileges enabled in Group Policy. Disable this and the msi should work as expected.

Example gpreult /v when this has been disabled

        Administrative Templates
        ————————
            GPO: Local Group Policy
                KeyName:     SoftwarePoliciesMicrosoftWindowsInstallerAlway
sInstallElevated
                Value:       0, 0, 0, 0
                State:       Enabled

Example gpreult /v when this has been enabled

            GPO: Local Group Policy
                KeyName:     SoftwarePoliciesMicrosoftWindowsInstallerAlway
sInstallElevated
                Value:       1, 0, 0, 0
                State:       Enabled