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In Brief

Avoid pushing out a policy to elevate the MSI installer.

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Product Categories:
  • ZENworks
  • Functional Categories:
  • Security
  • Posted:16 Sep 2002
    File Size:205KB
    License:Free
    Download:/coolsolutions/tools/downloads/msiutil.zip
    Publisher:Doug Glenn

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    Details

    These utilities upgrade MSI to "AlwaysInstallElevated" in pre-distribution and then it is removed in post-distribution scripts. Eliminates the need to set the policy to allow MSI to AlwaysInstallElevated and to open a security hole.

    Not everyone sets the Windows 2000 policies to allow any MSI based install to have elevated privileges; yet the Windows Installer sometimes requires this to be set when writing to a network drive.

    These two utilities provide a means to set these settings temporarily during an install to avoid pushing out a policy to elevate the MSI installer.

    Contains premsi.exe and aftermsi.exe.

    PREMSI.EXE enables all the HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Installer keys to a value of 1

    It writes the following keys and values into the registry when run:
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Installer]
    "AlwaysInstallElevated"=dword:00000001
    "AllowLockDownBrowse"=dword:00000001
    "AllowLockDownMedia"=dword:00000001
    "AllowLockDownPatch"=dword:00000001
    "EnableAdminTSRemote"=dword:00000001
    "EnableUserControl"=dword:00000001
    "TransformSecure"=dword:00000001

    AFTERMSI.EXE removes all of the above keys and the Installer key when run.

    Usage:
    Add these files to the pre-distribution and post-distribution sections of the MSI install object. There are no command line parameters.

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