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The installer has insufficient priviliges to modify this file

    Question

  • I am getting the above error when I attempt to run setup.exe as a non-administrator on Windows XP (sp3).   This is for an application I created, and I would like to know what permissions the users need to install the application and updates.

    I am trying to understand the security issues when installing a vb.net desktop application, the .NET framework, and other resources such as the visual studio crystal reports engine.

    Can anyone recommend a good resource which explains how this works for different operating systems and privilege levels?

    Thanks

    Bill

     


    bill
    Monday, April 19, 2010 1:41 PM

Answers

  • Hello!

    The Windows operating system contains several methods of user privileges.

    Why?

    1. This is to maintain control of its functions and settings.

    2. Prevent that any individual user change a system's main function.

    3. Restrict access to existing applications.

    Basically, you need an administrator account to install applications, type setup.exe. , .msi

    You can run a portable application that does not require administrator privileges.

     

    Any question, contact me.

    Naldo

    admsystems@live.com

    • Proposed as answer by naldopr Monday, April 19, 2010 11:00 PM
    • Marked as answer by Martin_XieModerator Monday, April 26, 2010 5:05 AM
    Monday, April 19, 2010 10:59 PM

All replies

  • Hello!

    The Windows operating system contains several methods of user privileges.

    Why?

    1. This is to maintain control of its functions and settings.

    2. Prevent that any individual user change a system's main function.

    3. Restrict access to existing applications.

    Basically, you need an administrator account to install applications, type setup.exe. , .msi

    You can run a portable application that does not require administrator privileges.

     

    Any question, contact me.

    Naldo

    admsystems@live.com

    • Proposed as answer by naldopr Monday, April 19, 2010 11:00 PM
    • Marked as answer by Martin_XieModerator Monday, April 26, 2010 5:05 AM
    Monday, April 19, 2010 10:59 PM
  • This has to go:

    Any question, contact me.

    Naldo

    admsystems@live.com

    Renee Culver

    Monday, April 19, 2010 11:24 PM
  • Sorry again!

     

    Tuesday, April 20, 2010 9:12 PM
  • It's against the rules and cause people to reveal themselves and give up their anonimity.

    Renee

    Wednesday, April 21, 2010 4:01 AM
  • My data such as email and name, does not affect other users. Hello my email and name this as you like throughout the internet. The identity is not important. There is a saying: Not write your information is how you work and help other new users.

    Naldo

    Naldo
    Friday, April 23, 2010 10:38 PM
  • Naldo and Renee, why don't you go argue on your own thread!

    Bill


    bill
    Monday, May 03, 2010 4:20 PM