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Group Policy Installing Applications w/ UAC

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by Cody24, Feb 22, 2013.

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  1. Cody24

    Cody24 Thread Starter

    Jun 29, 2011
    I have a group policy to install a certain .msi file.

    Did some testing, and it fails with errors on Win 7 computers with UAC turned on. When I turned UAC off, did a restart then it installs the application fine.

    Looking to see what I need to do about the UAC, I don't really want to turn it all the way off on every computer.

    I'm looking at the below group policy setting, to disable it.
    Any insight on this? Will this turn UAC off for every application that a user tries to install?

    User Account Control: Detect application installations and prompt for elevation
    This policy setting controls the behavior of application installation detection for the computer.
    The options are:
    • Enabled: (Default for home) When an application installation package is detected that requires elevation of privilege, the user is prompted to enter an administrative user name and password. If the user enters valid credentials, the operation continues with the applicable privilege.
    • Disabled: (Default for enterprise) Application installation packages are not detected and prompted for elevation. Enterprises that are running standard user desktops and use delegated installation technologies such as Group Policy Software Installation or Systems Management Server (SMS) should disable this policy setting. In this case, installer detection is unnecessary.
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