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How to allow users who are not administrators to install MSI packages
Article ID: 259459
This article was previously published under Q259459
This article describes three methods by which an administrator can enable a nonadministrator user to install managed Windows Installer applications.
An application is called a "managed application" if elevated (system) privileges are used to install the application. A situation in which you might need to install a managed application is if you are installing an application on Windows NT or Windows 2000 and do not have administrative privileges on that computer. By using the following methods, an administrator can enable a nonadministrator user to install managed applications.
Important This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322756/ )How to back up and restore the registry in Windows
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