Monthly Archives: October 2007
Finally I feel safe to share this trick: Adding a “Run As…” command to .MSI files and .MSP files in Windows XP and Windows Server 2003.
In my earlier post, I discussed Run As… command which makes using limited user accounts more convenient. However, if you right-click a file with .MSI or .MSP extension (Windows Installer) you will find no “Run As…” commands. So, you may encounter difficulties installing or patching using alternative credentials under a limited user account. In fact, you may know no other options but logging out and into another user account.
This post does not apply to Windows Vista and later, which use User Account Control in conjunction with Windows Installer service. Read the rest of this entry