Limited accounts being able to install things?

By Spleenharvester
Dec 18, 2007
  1. Hi,
    I am a computer admin. How might I get a limited account to be able to install things? Thanks

    EDIT: I'm on windows XP if it helps.
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,166   +986

    request is contrary to the design of LUA accounts.

    LUA users can only modify their own stuff, so IF an install can be performed
    into \Docs & settings\UserProfile\Program Files, then it will (sometimes) work.
    More typically, the install drops into c:\Program Files which will be protected

    All that said, if you have the installer package on the disk, create a shortcut to
    it. Then you can right-click->run as ... and perform the install under the login
    of an Admin account (if you have the id+password).

    This saves flopping about using Switch Users :)
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