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:
AFTERMSI.EXE removes all of the above keys and the Installer key when run.
Add these files to the pre-distribution and post-distribution sections of the MSI install object. There are no command line parameters.