Scripting Question

Installing software is prompting UAC

10/05/2020 402 views

Hi, I am trying to add software into KACE with the right parameters for a quiet install. What I am running into is that it installs, but when the user launches the program its prompting for UAC and only administrators are allowed to open this file. How can I get this installed for all users without prompting the UAC? Here is a screen shot of the command line switches available:


so far I am using the following parameters: msiexec.exe /i "ladibug.msi"/quiet /norestart

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  • if you open CMD, run that same command to install the MSI , and then have a user try to open it?
    Is a UAC prompt being showned?

    If that's the software I remember, is a very old one..... Do you see a shield in the software's .exe after being installed?

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You need to find out what resource the application is tryuing to write to and then add appropriate permissions via a transform, if you want to use the MSILockPermissionsEx table or, presuming you're not a masochist, by script using your favourite ACL-setting tool, e.g. SetACL.

Answered 10/06/2020 by: anonymous_9363
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  • I am new to app deployment, so i appreciate any help. What I have now is msiexec /i ladibug.msi ALLUSERS=1 /quiet /norestart

    This is still prompting for UAC. How can I get around this?

>when the user launches the program its prompting for UAC

What part is the MSI or Kace playing at the point where the user launches the program? None. Add as many command line switches you like, it will make zero difference.

You said in a now-deleted exchange that you have a great understanding of Windows so think about this: if UAC could be bypassed by a simple command line argument, what would be the point of having UAC?

Use ProcMon to find out to what resource the program's trying to write and permission it accordingly.

Answered 10/06/2020 by: anonymous_9363
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  • Our exchange was deleted by a moderator. I was hoping someone else could help without being a jerk.
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